Nature is truly amazing, and with careful observation, reveals many truths about our own lives. We humans are creatures with both visible and hidden attributes. What the world sees is how we physically look…our stature, clothing, jewelry, speech, attitude, and so forth. I liken this to the part of a tree that is above the ground. It changes with the seasons, grows, flowers, and provides sanctuary for other living creatures, much like we do.
Hidden from what we see is a web of even greater complexity. Even though a tree is stationary, it is constantly expanding its territory, exploring, if you will. The activity below ground is far greater than what is happening above. The floor of a forest that you walk on is actually a living network of connectivity. And the tree that you see is basically a solar sail that gathers the sunlight needed to power growth.
We exist exactly the same way. Our veins, arteries and nerves closely resemble a tree’s root system. We also have a hidden, living network of personal relationships. But instead of roots, we have devices like computers and telephones that help us connect, share ideas, and provide support to one another.
There is amazing similarity among all life on Earth. If you dig a little, you’ll find it.
c 2012 Michael Krozer