“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.”
—James Russell Lowell
Have you ever thought why experience is often described to be the best teacher we will ever have in our life? Well, I’d say, considering what experience costs, it certainly should be! And why not? After all, the knowledge gained through involvement in or exposure to a particular thing or event is undoubtedly valuable, and nothing as beneficial as what we learn first-hand. To me, this thorny tree symbolises that very feeling— the bitter-sweet confrontation with truth, that is necessary yet painful at the same time. The sweet thorn of experience, but oh so valuable!
Joining Parul today for #thursdaytreelove which is a photo feature on her blog that brings you beautiful trees from different places. If you’d like to join in, do visit her blog to find out more. You’ll love it, I’m sure.