I loved your post. My sister, a Miksang teacher, sent it on to me after I posted about a lovely new tree I met recently while on a somewhat melancholic walk around my neighborhood. I identify as Quaker myself, and I often take solace in quiet and under trees. My previous “best tree” friend was a weeping willow, who embraced me beneath her long fronds, also near my home. Thank you for sharing your experience with these beautiful caretakers.

5 years ago