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A perennial embrace

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©Sandra Crook

The last time she had been there she had climbed up its branches and hidden among its leaves, hoping the world would pass her by. As a young girl, she would always seek refuge there. The huge tree seemed sturdy enough to offer her the security she lacked at home. She would run away and hide there; but she would soon be found and had to return.

Until the moment she simply ran away from the town itself.

Now, years later, that tree was the only fond memory she had of her childhood. The only thing that offered her comfort.

 

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6 thoughts on “A perennial embrace

  1. I think she’s conquered her fears to come back. Nice touch in the tree still being there for her.

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  2. We don’t know what was going on that caused her to try to hide–and that’s fine, because it leaves things to our imaginations 🙂 I’m glad she finally found freedom.

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  3. I’m glad she escaped. Nicely done.

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