May 8, 2015

Listen To The Trees

Visiting a 1000+ year old Western Red Cedar on Vancouver Island before moving to Nova Scotia.

"Because they are primeval, because they outlive us, because they are fixed, trees seem to emanate a sense of permanence.  And though rooted in earth, they seem to touch the sky.  For these reasons it is natural to feel we might learn wisdom from them, to haunt about them with the idea that if we could only read their silent riddle rightly we should learn some secret vital to our own lives." 
- Kim Taplin

3 comments:

  1. I've not had the privilege of being near a tree that big, what an awesome sight! Little wonder we find solace and comfort in the presence of all trees. Sadly for the last few weeks, we've been hearing the sound of chainsaws cutting down a forest near us. It means that the ugly sprawl is getting ever nearer.

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  2. Wow, I can't get over the size of that tree! I find it comforting to lean against a big old tree, and I believe there's even a branch of psychology encouraging people to do just that to relieve their stress and depression.

    Madeleine.x

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  3. Grand old trees like that one seem very welcoming and wise to me.

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