a2z: The letter is ‘W’ for Willow and Wendell

Crooked Willow

 This willow tree fascinates me. We planted the small twig of a thing the year our youngest son was confirmed. 


In the summer the branches dip to the ground creating the perfect place to sit on a blanket and pretend. I can do that because I’m a writer, otherwise people might think it a bit odd to see an  woman under the tree staring up at this:

The way the branches twist and turn makes me think of mind mapping a story. The outer beauty of the tree makes me think of people. The way we present a nice outside appearance, but inside we’re twisted, knotted and dying in ways no one knows about. 


Wendell doesn’t see all of the things I do.



 He sees birds. 

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posted by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer


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8 thoughts on “a2z: The letter is ‘W’ for Willow and Wendell

  1. Diana Lesire Brandmeyer says:

    Glad I made some of you laugh at the end.

    Diana, what a wonderful dream. I could see a willow as a great wedding spot. Now I have a book idea running through my mind. 🙂
    Laury, it would be fun to have another writer sit under the tree and make up stories with me. 🙂

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