“The tree with what is likely the largest diameter is El Arbol del Tule, an Ahuehuete or Montezuma Cypress growing in Oaxaca, Mexico in the town of Santa Maria del Tule. The trunk of the tree is 33 feet in diameter and has a circumference of 178 feet. Originally thought to be multiple trees that had grown and fused together, DNA tests have shown that it is actually all one tree.”
I am in total awe of this tree. I have always been a tree person both in person and in my writings. I feel a kinship with all trees. To see this one in person would be absolutely awe-inspiring. I can’t image what I would feel as I touched the trunk.
One tree. One ancient tree. One amazing tree. One tree of hope.
How can there not be hope during this crisis and beyond with such mystery and beauty in the world?
Today, take a moment to step outside. Feel the breeze on your skin. The sun on your face. Or even the rain washing over you, washing away your fears. Feel the grass under your feet. Place your hand on the trunk of a tree and see if you can feel it’s heartbeat.
What mystery of the world amazes you and gives you hope for the future?
Gosh – this really is awesome. The sheer age of the tree gives some comfort. It has lived through good and bad times.
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