'Among Trees' by Philip Jones

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October 2017, no. 395

'Among Trees' by Philip Jones

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October 2017, no. 395

Even young trees bear the signature of deep time, if not eternity. For most of humanity’s existence, men and women have looked upwards through trees, wondering at the tracery of their branches piercing the firmament, the domed lid of the earthly world. Recorded mythology confirms that trees have occupied that special place in every ancient belief system; rooted in the terrestrial but reaching into the ethereal beyond.

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