“Consider the life of trees.

Aside from the axe, what trees acquire from man is inconsiderable.

What man may acquire from trees is immeasurable.

From their mute forms there flows a poise, a silence; a lovely sound and motion in response to wind.

What peace comes to those aware of the voice and bearing of trees! Trees do not scream for attention.

A tree, a rock, has no pretense, only a real growth out of itself, in close communion with the universal spirit.

A tree retains a deep serenity.

It establishes in the earth not only its root system but also those roots of its beauty and its unknown consciousness.

Sometimes one may sense a glisten of that consciousness, and with such perspective, feel that man is not necessarily the highest form of life.”

Cederic Wright, Heron Dance Anthology

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