May 14, 2011

the sad part is they don't live forever

This is a house on McLean Boulevard that I pass almost every day.   After the last big storm came through town the street was blocked to remove a massive tree that had fallen.  A few days later I passed and saw the owner standing in the yard just staring blankly at the empty spot.  Then a few days after that  I saw this grave marker. 

We have a hundred year old willow oak tree in our yard that I am deeply attached to.  It is an important part of my daily existence.  That tree and the 80 year old one next to it keep  me humble as much as they keep me cool.  

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