Did you read it? Good.
I enjoyed her post at first because I thought it really was about persimmon trees.
|That lighted yellow tree in the center distance on the hillside is a young persimmon|
that I brought home from Kentucky in my carryon luggage, stuffed under the airline seat.
I liked her post because when she pictured a possible Permission Tree, she thought of the real Wishing Tree at Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
I have seen that tree, festooned with the wishes of many children. Here it was the day we visited:
And I laughed reading her post because I too confused the words persimmon and permission. The brain is only so nimble and mine is aging.
But her idea of a Permission Tree captured my imagination. Couldn't we all use one?
I like how C.L. describes a wise old tree that would listen to us, counsel us, and dispense or withhold permission to do the things we are thinking about doing. How valuable that could be.
And of course the Permission Tree has to be a persimmon.
Will mine ever be big enough to do the job?
|"You want to do what?"|