I saw time lapse photography of a tree seed sprouting and growing into a seedling.
The roots spread down, then out the sides.
The sprout formed at the top of the seed and nudged its way through the earth’s crust.
Growing straight up, a curved frond formed and from that two leaves formed.
This is the moment that woke me up. The frond went into a waving motion to unfurl the leaves.
Wait a minute? Does this mean that the tree is waving while it is growing.
I thought of a tree as a tree. A standing and stationary thing that I looked at.
I know they change by changing color, losing leaves. I know that in Spring their new green is fresh and surprising.
But every moment a new tree? How could I have missed that?
Oh my, my. Do I think of myself and you like a tree? Something stationary.
If I really you were a fresh new group of cells every so many hours….how many hours is that?
Tim Hurst k05/13/18