The Oak is Implied in the Acorn

It is said that the great god Thor once sheltered from a fierce storm under the boughs of an oak. What a wonder it must have been to see the mighty Oak struck by lightning and survive. Thrive, even. Even to this day across Northern Europe does the custom survive of keeping an acorn in the house to protect it from thunder and lightning.

Acorns are planted silently by some unnoticed breeze. — Thomas Carlyle

What else can you do with an acorn? Wear it a talisman against growing old. Grind into a flour for your food. Give it to a fairy to wear as a cap. Place as a first blog post as call to action, a call to challenge, a call to growth. And in time turn the leaves of the tree that sprouted from this tiny nut into a wreath of victory.

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