The Return of the Ents


The Ents…those wonderful, wise, slow-talking trees from Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy…When I was growing up and reading (and re-reading) those books, I had a love/hate relationship with the Ent trees.  I always thought, “They are very smart and give good advice.”  But in the same breath I would wish that they would hurry up and say what they were going to say and get on with it.  (Pages and pages of talking trees)  In my life, I am much the same…sometimes I know that I’m probably learning something very wise and valuable, but I’m so impatient that I just want to learn it fast and be done with it.  But anyway, I saw this wonderful tree in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, NC the other day, and immediately the Ents came to mind.  Whatever lesson you and I have to learn today, may we be patient and try to take it in graciously.  🙂  Blessings on your day, Lisa