Thursday, August 22, 2013

the Tree of Life

My father passed away a couple of days ago. In the lobby of his hospice was this beautiful, brightly-colored wall sculpture depicting a swarm of butterflies alighting from a tree. I've recently learned that nearly all cultures and Faith traditions have reference to a concept of the "Tree of Life". To me, this sculpture represents the universal 'Tree of Life', lending it's support to every soul, living or departed, illustrated by the butterflies in flight. RIP Dad.