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Being trees

    “Every little thing is sent for something, and in that thing there should be happiness and the
    power to make happy. Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus we should do,
    for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.” ― Black Elk

What if we were trees…
..in a forest with our roots digging deep
branches swaying up and down to our leaf clapping beat

What if we were trees, in each a constant state of growth,
never pausing never rushing, just as steady as she goes

What if we were trees, independent and dependent
as much as we are single, many bodies we are blended

What if we were trees, never know when we would die,
not a limit nor ambition, but a constant living high

What if we were trees, just as high as we are low,
reaching up into the stars, reaching down into unknown

What if we were trees, never fight’r steal’r harm,
with our life we make a space, with our death another’s born

What if we were trees, every age a new adventure
from the sapling to the relic, every moment is essential

What if we were trees, in a forest, on a earth
not the two-legged things, taking knowing not its worth

    What if we were trees?

I think we should be trees…
..many nations with our roots digging deep
banners swaying up and down to our strong hearts beat

I think we should be trees, in each a constant state of growth,
never fearing waste or racing, just as steady as she goes

I think we should be trees, independent and dependent
as much as we are single, many nations we are blended

I think we should be trees, never worry when we’ll die,
not a limit nor desire, but a constant living high

I think we should be trees, gone as high as we gone low,
reaching up into the stars, reaching down into our soul

I think we should be trees, never fight’r steal’r harm,
with our life we make a peace, with our death a story’s born,

I think we should be trees, every age a new adventure
from the infant to the elder, every moment is essential

I think we should be trees, many nations, on a earth
fine two-legged trees, loving all for what they’re worth

    I think we should be trees, loving all for what they’re worth.

    I think we should be trees, loving all for what they’re worth.

    I think we should be… loving all for what they’re worth,

    …which is everything.

(Cover Photo: Jochen Manz)

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