This time of year offers the opportunity to delve into the secret life of trees. The intricate paths of both main and secondary branches is generally hidden from view during the summer months, yet it is these paths that tell of the life of each tree. Contemplating these twists and turns inevitably leads one to consider the paths of one's own life. I find that like the tree, I accept all the consequences life has offered with equanimity, since they have woven as rich a structure for me as life has woven for the trees.
The title of this blog is taken from Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series of books. Bertie is a wee precocious boy who's not allowed to be a child. His mother has grand plans for him, and has organized "The Bertie Project" to educate him well beyond his years. This blog is meant to be my own personal "Bertie Project" - a way to lead a more enriched life.