Tree & Me

This young Magnolia grandiflora, planted today on my friend Chris’s land outside Chapel Hill, will incorporate some atoms of Jacques and will eventually grow to be 40 to 50 feet tall.


Author: amba12

Continuing the conversation that started at AmbivaBlog ...

11 thoughts on “Tree & Me”

  1. From W.C.Bryant [Thanatopsis]:

    The oak
    Shall send his roots abroad, and pierce thy mould.
    Yet not to thine eternal resting-place
    Shalt thou retire alone, nor couldst thou wish
    Couch more magnificent.

  2. What more enduring act of faith in the future can one give than to plant a tree?

    (And that goes double for one of the slow-growing ones!)

  3. You look like you are dealing/healing well w/everything, amba.
    You radiate peace and hope. So very good:0).

    40-50 feet tall– a tree fitting to the man.

  4. Karen, your thoughts and prayers might reach him more directly than any physical message could . Word was he was (at least at the time I heard he was in hospice) no longer fully conscious and coherent.

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