GROWTH – an increase in some quantity over time.
Today I saw a red slider turtle, one I had not seen for 6 weeks. It had doubled in size during my absence.
Today I held a newborn. As I held him in my arms I realized he weighed less than my pug.
The turtle increased in weight, the child, our population.
As I stood under the tree on Cemetery Hill I examined with anticipation its new growth.
What I once thought was a maple is most definitely a nut, perhaps a black walnut.
A new year, a new cycle, a new ring.