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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Is this a baobab? Not? For the past several months now I’ve admired this tree, watched the sheen on its almost-silver bark, envied its insistence on standing tall, leafless or not, been respectful of the sap that surges and ebbs in its upright wooden frame, branches held out, bare, stubby twig-like and none the worse for it; even as the many trees around put on their finest greens for spring, then pirouetted and clad for summer. Drumroll- Leaves! Tender leaves, unfolding. See? Just a day old. Difficult to say who’s happier, the tree or I.