safe in the roots of the sitting tree,
i sat with wind at the edge of water.
there was shifting and change.
it was cold.
do not be uneasy with the changes,
said the sitting tree to me.
if everything were to leave you,
if you feel you are alone
and cast off,
you are not.
you are safe in the winds and
the turbulent waters,
for your anchor, your roots
lie not outside,
they begin and end in your soul.