Surviving

Aug. 29, 2022

By Suzanne “Cricket” Binelli

Walking down a local path I saw a tree growing horizontally out of the soil. It had one exposed root that was seemingly holding it in place while the trunk bent 90 degrees towards the sky, reaching for the sun. I thought of moments in my life when  I was that tree, the times I was hanging on to something or someone. The times I had to bend  or change direction to survive. I don’t know why it still amazes me when I see how connected humans are to nature, the lessons it teaches us, the natural intellect it holds. It is why I always end up back in the woods. 

Looking at the tree I thought that all of us just want to survive. I want to be a part of helping the trees, plants and animals not just survive, but to flourish. Our planet is struggling and it is up to us to do something so it can survive and we can as well. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but I’m thankful to be part of the APT and help bring this conservation corridor to life.

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go”

T.S. Eliot

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