So fragile, so humble, and vulnerable!
I'm looking into growing my own tree... and learning about how to protect it from "outside sources," like squirrels, little birds, etc. Something so mighty is able to be taken down by the smallest of critters it will later outgrow? Incredible!
Makes me think of our dreams and ourselves.
When we begin a new path, any path, we will first start off very fragile, easily affected by outside sources and those who do not nourish but oppose our little spirits. Every mighty lion started off chasing little butterflies.
(^^^ I cannot believe this is an OAK tree growing. ^^^)
Nuture, water, nourish, provide EVERYTHING needed to make it grow. Keep it protected. In fact, try to make it so that anyone who would oppose it doesn't even know it exists! And soon, once your dream/seed is fulfilled and strong... no one will be able to EVER recognize it as anything "laughable" or "weak," ever again.
In fact, like the squirrels, birds and other "predators" whom are now "dwarfed" in comparison, they will probably be turning to your tree/dream for support of their own lives. Lol and as an eternal source, you will be happy to provide and live.
I once read in an old Kabbala teaching, that the first humans evolved from trees. I can imagine how this myth must've sprouted from (pardon the pun) considering these "beings" have much to teach us. And they share/exchange the very air we need to breath.
The mandrake was said to be plant who wanted to be human...