KCT Thought of the Week, April 25, 2014

What do we plant when we plant the tree?

We plant the ship that will cross the sea,

We plant the mast to carry the sails,

We plant the planks to withstand the gales—

The keel, the keelson, and the beam and knee—

We plant the ship when we plant the tree.   Henry Abbey (1842 – 1911) “What Do We Plant”

 

The Adams’ plant Christmas trees, the source of future memories:  Photo by Tom Bradbury