„Because they are primeval,
because they outlive us, because
they are fixed, trees seem to
emanate a sense of
permanence. And though
rooted in earth, they seem to
touch the sky. For these reasons
it is natural to feel we might
learn wisdom from them, to
haunt about them with the idea
that if we could only read their
silent riddle rightly we should
learn some secret vital to our
own lives; or even, more
specifically, some secret vital to
our real, our lasting and spiritual