ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
If trees could talk, I wonder what they’d say. A gnarly, burled, old tree might have a lot to talk about. It’s been part of the forest for a long time. It’s seen plenty of change over its own existence. Many of his friends have been torn and tossed about by the storms of life – cut down to make way for new inhabitants – or decayed and died of old age. Trees go through many of the same things we do and, if they could talk they’d have many tales of good as well as evil – joys and sorrows, – grief, pain, loss – overcoming all odds – goals achieved and so much more. I imagine the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil would have lots of advice about obedience – a word which is slowly fading from our vocabulary.