Branches On The Same Tree

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Mount Shasta with tree

If what I say resonates with you, it is merely
because we are both branches on the same tree.
– W.. B . Yeats

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4 thoughts on “Branches On The Same Tree”

  1. We have spoken about trees before. Another tree I remember is the tree from the street outside our house in London. A Ginkgo.
    For years I had used the tree as an aid to prevent my bike and trailer from being stolen, but was unaware of it’s history.

    It is a species of tree that is sacred to Buddhists and grows near many temples. Specimens survived the Hydrogen bomb at Hiroshima http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/hiroshima.htm

    So, this ancient Living Fossil has provided security and well being for all types of folk.

    And biologically, one of the simplest in construction.

    I have ordered some sees for this tree, I found out that it is on the critical list in the wild because of us and our need of the male tree, the female tree pongs a bit, of rancid butter.

    After 200 million years why should we be the one to kill it off completely.

  2. Sitting eating a late evening meal and the monk beside me not only gave me this evenings quote but also offered a whole bunch of tree pictures.

  3. I have a special interest in this tree since one of the Jade readers, many years ago now, came to Reading Priory clasping a fledgling Ginko in a pot. It remains in the garden at Reading and I check it out each time I go there. It hasn’t grown much but it is still there.

    When in Taiwan in 2005 high up in the mountains I came across a whole grove of these trees in a national park. So from fledgling to forest, they do survive. And if I remember correctly I saw one in somebodies garden while I was traveling this summer….any takers?

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