April 20, 2007

less than 2

today i stood underneath of this oak tree. it is over 400 years old, which means it was around before the US constitution and when sir issac newton discovered the laws of gravity. it made me feel incredibly tiny.

when the hurricanes came through orlando the oak was severely damaged. one side of it's branches were warped and hung so low that they were touching the ground. the city almost cut them back, until they realized that the tree was regenerating a multiple root system. the warped branches started growing into the ground and then back out of the ground again. survival... it's a beautiful thing.

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