In some ways, our lives resemble trees.


There is the tree that survived the tornado in Harrisburg, Illinois, in 2012; the trees that survive in the waters of the Louisiana bayous; the ancient trees that have survived for hundreds of years in Punta Del Gada Azores; the giant oak, kapok and banyon trees of southern Florida; and, what remains of a tree that endures the harsh conditions of Death Valley, but manages to survive.


I love their strength and ability to endure whatever comes their way and the mystery of what lies below the surface—the root structure—the support system that holds them up. Trees become a metaphor for a life well lived.



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