I’ve always wondered what the trees would tell us if they could speak.
Several years ago I lived across the street from a magnificent Magnolia tree. Whenever I passed it I felt peace and comfort. My neighbor told me that this tree was at least 50 years old. One day I felt this overwhelming urge to go hug this tree. Yes, I did feel a little granola-like. But it reached a point where I just had to do it. I ran across the street and hugged the magnificent Magnolia tree.
The next day I woke up to excessive street noise. The noise wouldn’t stop so I hopped out of bed and went outside to see what the commotion was all about.
The city had just finished sawing my magnificent Magnolia tree to the ground. I couldn’t believe the timing and I still don’t know why they did it. But I was grateful I followed the urge to hug it.
Recently, I came across an amazing video via Merc80. It’s an unusual piece of work called Years by an artist named Bartholomäus Traubeck. He turned a tree trunk slice into a piece of music that is strikingly beautiful.