I have also been making connections to my cycles of learning. What once seemed like ripe fruit is now old, fallen, shrivelled and inedible. How when I take on new ideas and incorporate them into my life, there is a natural decay of old ideas, contributing as compost for future growth. I am a sum of my experiences – no waste.
There is a science experiment you can do with children, where you take a green leaf and soak it in rubbing alcohol in order to remove the chlorophyl from the leaf. When this happens, the true colours of the leaves are revealled – reds, oranges and yellows. As my thinking and living moves further from convention, I am curious to see what true colours lie beneath the green of my leaves? What will each season of decay reveal for my family tree?