Photos, sometimes with Commentary, from a lay Catholic.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Green Acorn

Green Acorn

“The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.”
- James Allen

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion?”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. But if it dies, it produces a lot of grain.
- John 12:24

This image of a single acorn is about potential and life. It is about hope and future. It embodies why I am pro-Life, and why I believe in the power of suffering when born with patience, and why death is not the end. It is a sermon in itself, which others have preached before me. The acorn is food for the squirrels, and provides potential shelter for the birds. In it's smallness, it has potential to become the large and steady oak.

Acorn Doubles

Acorn Nap

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