“For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves”– Herman Hesse
This week’s blog is called “things that are natural”. The quote that I picked this week reflects what I believe is the most natural thing I can think of, a tree. In my own natural state , I relate to a tree that roots from the ground and stands tall watching the world from a birds eye view. The tree is an analogy that I strongly believe in because it represents the natural imperfections of nature and human nature. It acknowledges natural mistakes, flaws and imperfections while it also acknowledges natural beauty and resilience to bounce back no matter what happens in life. I picked this quote not only because it resonates with me, but because I believe it resonates with everyone in their own way.