Thursday, April 19, 2007

My beloved

by Duda
I can only describe my relationship to trees like this: they are alive, life giving, and I always feel more calm around them. In Mozambique, they became a part of our many games. They were hiding places when we played "escondidas", or, their trimmed branches on the ground were carefully molded into bows and arrows for a game of cowboys and indians. We climbed the big cashew tree that led to the roof of our house, or made a uniquely designed seesaw out of an almost horizontal coconut tree. Fruit trees were everywhere, peaches, figs, goiava, papaya, lemons, guarana, and mangos. In AZ, I have been a part of helping to sustain 4 trees from young small things to majestic creatures that enrich my life everyday.

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