Sometimes — this time, for example — it’s worth relearning old lessons. Or reaffirming old lessons that are still relevant. And while a rotten tree trunk might, at first, seem an unlikely teacher, let’s postpone a moment our dismissal.
Hollow Tree Haiku
exteriors may belie
This past year or two has been an opportunity for much learning, and much relearning. Often enough I realize that lessons learned in one domain actually apply in another, often dissimilar, domain. A lesson learned while orcharding or vegetable gardening helps demystify a supply chain snafu. Or a carpentry workaround illuminates a contractor challenge.
And a tree trunk hollowed out by rot and opportunistic critters may offer not only a tidy haiku, but also an opportunity to reimagine form and function. Even beauty. What new destiny awaits this carcass of a tree?
[Sincere thanks to RP Murphy for documenting this handsome husk.]