It’s Monday morning and not even 8:00 AM and I am trying to figure out how the hell I got to work so early. All these strange little shifts as of late. Wild dreams and energy moving through me and around me contorting everything. I feel like I am seeing things through new eyes. I am looking at a blue sky with scattered clouds, some look like cotton puffs and others look like rippling white waves.
Amidst all the high rises in downtown Vancouver are the tree lined streets. The trees that stand outside my office window are deciduous by nature. Their foliage is currently a deep green. Once September hits, their leaves will turn brilliant shades of red and yellow before littering the street and sidewalks. Then throughout the winter months they will be barren and take on a yet another shape.
Amazing these things we call trees. They provide so much for us. The air that we breathe we can thank these beautiful sentinels for . So I got to thinking about what kind of tree I would be. The possibilities are endless. I could be a Banyan tree or a Cypress. I could be a Quaking Aspen or a Giant Sequoia. I could be Thule or an Oak. There is something about standing amongst a bunch of trees that are older than time itself it seems. They have a knowledge and wisdom about them. To me they have a magical feel in the energy they exude in their quiet beauty.
The oldest living tree in the world is a White Mountains, California Bristlecone pine named Methuselah so named after the Biblical figure who lived to 969 years old. The Methuselah tree, found at 11,000 feet above sea level, is 4,838 years old. It is not only the oldest tree but also the oldest living non-clonal organism in the world. Think about it. This tree has been in existence and been present to see the human race expand to the point of infestation. It has survived any number of natural phenomenons such as earthquakes and likely a wide range of storms.
So truth be told I don’t know what kind of tree I would want to be as they are all so uniquely majestic in their own right.
They deserve our respect and acknowledgement and should never be taken disregarded. Below is a little quote that I found. I hope you all enjoy your day.
“A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food,
warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to
those who wield an axe to cut it down” – Buddha.