you can find yourself bent out of shape by external forces, or by internal ways of thinking. these leaves look as if the wind is blowing them into cowering forms, but their shapes are simply the result of drying. of being cut off from the life force of the roots that nourished them. what are the prevailing winds in your life? have tough circumstances molded you, or have you curled yourself into something other than your best, sap-filled, life-embracing shape?
(unidentified) autumn leave
sucker lake, saint paul, minnesota