Silent Stories

Trees and the wood that makes up their very being have a long and important role in the history of humankind. We have used them for fuel, furniture, the constructurion of so many man made structures, paper for our books, tools, weapons, and so much more.

They give off the oxygen we breathe, provide shade from the sun, provide food, protection, and habitat for many birds and mammals.

Yet while the lifespans of many trees far, far, exceed that of any human and have 'seen' more history than we can begin to imagine, we seldom see them as individuals. We see the forest(s), but seldom know little but the most superficial aspects of the lives of individual members that make up those forests. Their stories are silent.

  • Together, Yet Apart

    Though they remained a couple, the personal growth of each occurred outside that connection.

  • Booty, Dooty

    Shake your booty, dooty!

  • Resistance

    "The harder the elders attempted to reign in her independence, the more she resisted."

  • Leaving The Darkness

    He had struggled mightily to wrest himself free of the darkness...yet felt overwhelmed by the light now surrounding him.

  • The Will of Others

    She had frequently bent to the will of others and it had taken its toll on her.

  • The Faithful

    Convinced he would lead them to a better life, the faithful followed him across the wilderness.

  • The Teacher

    Her young charges all regarded The Teacher with the utmost though she were larger than life.

  • Dancing Is Her Life

    "All she wants to do is dance."

  • The Same, But Different

    Despite significant differences, they had grown up close friends and remained so.

  • Every Which Way

    "He was known to change the direction of his life with some regularity."

  • The Malaise

    A general malaise lie upon the entire community like a heavy blanket.

  • Holiday Revelers

    "The street was full of holiday revelers....all of whom seemed a little....tipsy."

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