The Tree of Life

Bark House EmBark blog, twisted bark on an old tree

Think of the bark on a tree.  When it cannot grow straight, it twists and becomes gnarled – struggling to protect the life underneath from this world.   The high ridges, the low valleys, the twists and gnarls, our hand touches the build-up of tension and resulting roughness –  and the part of us that is vulnerable – and the part of us that is strong -understands.  We celebrate the tree standing before us.   If this understanding could reach from nature to humanity – then we would celebrate each other and ourselves more fully.

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