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buendia
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I recently came upon this quote in a really cool way, and it touched me immediately. You know those kind of experiences you have that feel like your soul is speaking to you, reflected back at you, showing you some theme that reminds you of your life purpose and deepest desire? That kind of thing. I teared up when I read it, it was so sweet. 

I’ve always loved the symbol of the tree, as I’m sure many relate. Some probably already know that this quote is from the Bible, a passage in Mark. It was my first time encountering it. There are many interpretations to this, of course, but I just think it’s really lovely to see people “as trees, walking”—growing...works in progress that contribute to continue the cyclical nature of things. Of nature! 

You can talk about whatever this inspires in you, if anything, but I’m really interested in: What kind of tree would you be? Why? 

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38A81A6A-F90F-441C-81BE-2DD23A280BA5.jpegOne of my best friends is an oak tree:) That picture doesn’t do it justice. 

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I can't think of a particular tree I could be, feel I don't have what it takes.

I love Populous tremula (Quaking Aspen).

This topic makes me think of Celtic "astrology" - in that case I would be Hazel.

And my family name has a tree in it...

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Love that quote.  Here is me and my favorite tree.

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Years ago when I thought I was going to die from pain that touched my core, I used to go to the park and hug trees.

I still do it now, to return the love once shared with me.

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I love seeing how many of us have an attachment to a special tree!

When I was growing up, my parents had a beautiful ash tree in the back yard. It had a low, bowed branch that was perfect to sit on. I spent so many summers lounging there and reading. 

About 10 years ago it was struck by the double-whammy of an emerald ash borer infestation followed by a lightning strike. 

I still mourn for that tree. 

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