Holy smoke, all those stacked cords of wood look like the Great Wall of China. A lot of work has been done up to this point. But the ten pieces with red ends (indicating what is important) have become buried beneath other things. It reminds me of when my daughter was born and I made the decision to work part-time in order to spend more time with her. Unfortunately, other people figured I had plenty of free time, so I was constantly barraged with requests to volunteer or help various causes or groups. Before I knew it, the reason I cut my work hours had been buried under a ton of other obligations. Just because we get to the "finished product" doesn't mean our project no longer needs our attention; in fact the opposite it true. The red-handled ax is a reminder of the motivating passion that first started us in this direction. It's time to pick it up and whittle away what is unnecessary, so we can nurture and sustain what's been created.