Spirituality of Trees
"Trees seem to do their feats so effortlessly.
Every year a given tree creates absolutely from scratch ninety-nine percent of its living parts.
Water lifting up tree trunks can climb one hundred and fifty feet an hour; in full summer a tree can, and does, heave a ton of water every day.
A big elm in a single season might make as many as six million leaves, wholly intricate, without budging an inch; I couldn’t make one."