Willow Meets Aspen

My mother believed in tree spirits. She would wrap her arms around trees to hug them. When my daughter was an infant, my mother had us place her inside a baby backpack and we watched as my mother walked into a grove of tall trees, saying, “I want to introduce my grand daughter to the trees.”

My daughter has baby girl now. This little one has a middle name in honor of a tree. That name is Aspen.

These days it is tradition to ask grandparents what they want to be called. I chose Grama Willow.

When I met my grand daughter soon after she was born, she gazed up at me and instantly I knew that the Aspen and Willow spirits are strong between us.

Her world is not going to be like mine.

I will need to learn it.

Willow Meets Aspen

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