Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Sole custody of the maple tree

My buddy Mike told me about a guy he knows whose wife recently separated from him. Despite their marital difficulties the husband remained hopeful they might work through it. Then his wife hired a team of people to come to their home and dig up the hosta plants and azalea bushes she had planted. Shortly thereafter a giant tree mover rolled in and extracted the twenty foot tall maple from the front lawn and carted it away leaving a gaping hole in front of the house.

Mike's assessment: this thing ain't gonna blow over.

Seems like there is a metaphor for divorce somewhere in that maple tree's roots, eh Kjergaard?

3 comments:

Soren said...

Talk about bitter! Wow. Yeah, the odds of those two "working it out" aren't very good.

Rod Bisher said...

Sounds as if these two need some Love & Respect counseling.
I know a good source. 'Course you knew I'd say that.

Frank Weller said...

Think maybe they're way past that, Rod. God is going to have to work a miracle in these two. But then there's that free-will thing to deal with.