And we reach higher and higher
Away from the ground. Away from the root. Away from the child we once were and will always be.
Do you know how to lengthen, to stretch, to grow?
A tree must put down roots to become. A tree takes water from those roots, those nursery school games. Learns immediately intrinsic understandings: empathy, kindness, inclusion, friendship, play, joy, laughter, silliness, emotion, resilience, laughter
But we lost interest in coming home with grass stains and sticks in our hair. We threw away the will to grow down, get dirty.
If only the tree could speak
“it’s the only way to reach the sky”