The Giving Tree

“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”  – Pericles The Giving Tree by Maria Fokas The music filled my office like the sun fills the face of a flower eager to blossom, and then the phone rang. Three rings before I picked up the handset and put the receiver to my ear. It was my sister and she said she had some bad news… I interrupted her, asking whether everyone was alright, and she replied that the bad news was of a different nature. I panicked. The sound of … Continue reading The Giving Tree