Sensory Walk: A lesson in survival - bend, not break

Living through misfortunes

The trunk of this tree is almost completely severed. Yet the tree survives!
The trunk of this tree is almost completely severed. Yet the tree survives!

Bend, not break!

During my latest sensory walk, my eyes were drawn to dead, dried trees. There's so many of them in a forest, yet I rarely noticed them before. They come in all shapes and colors, and it seems so easy for a tree branch to get snapped and wilt away.

After a couple hours in the forest, I noticed a very peculiar sight. I tree cut down and fallen, yet green!I would've never paid attention to something like that if I didn't practice using my senses outdoors.

So I examined the tree - its trunk is almost completely severed and splintered. It looks like the tree fell at least a couple months ago. Yet it still lives! New branches spring everywhere and all the vegetation seen on the tree belongs to the tree itself. I triple checked that!

What does a silly tree has to do with anything? Quite a lot actually. Trees know how to bend and twist but not break. Something that people should learn in these turbulent times!


How do you survive when all is lost?

A fallen green tree with a severed trunk. Would you notice it?
A fallen green tree with a severed trunk. Would you notice it?
The tree springs new branches all over the place
The tree springs new branches all over the place
New growth is started from the roots
New growth is started from the roots
There's no hope of mending the trunk
There's no hope of mending the trunk

A little parting gift

I took a little branch from this tree which I hope will spring roots. If it does, I will replant it at some prominent location!

Nature is pretty cool
Nature is pretty cool

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