Trees teach us how good it can be to let things go.
As falling leaves bid farewell to the branch they knew as home, they dance joyfully as they descend back to the earth, fluttering, twirling and swirling through the crisp autumn air, the transitioning colours signalling the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. Whilst the leaves may bid farewell to the tree, their decomposition provides fertile ground for new life to spring forth. As they decompose they hold seeds of potential for new life to emerge.
When you see a leaf let go of a branch and fall towards the ground it has probably never been considered by any being but yourself. Catch it in your hand, or, even better, keep walking until one falls into your reach naturally. Study and appreciate its beauty and intricacy. Consider how it will have spent its whole time on the planet without ever touching the ground, only because of you, and only until now, when you let it go.
"Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity". Amit Ray.
This leaf on a rock was left in Oswestry today.