Alan shared this short blog post, I loved it and I thought it is worth sharing:
When you look at a tree, the flower is most readily noticeable.
But it comes and goes.
What about a leaf or a branch?
A leaf is green and pretty, but animals eat it.
The branch seems more resilient.
Would you rather be a branch or the trunk?
A branch is strong and carries the leaves but can be broken.
The trunk is sturdy.
Would you rather be a trunk or a root?
A trunk is sturdy and carries branches, leaves, and flowers, but can burn in a fire.
The root will still be there, even after a fire.
Roots. That’s what you want to be
On first glance, not impressive.
In fact, unless you understand the make-up of a tree, you wouldn’t guess there are roots.
They’re invisible, but they’ll the most powerful.
A flower everyone sees, but it does not last long. A root no-one sees but lasts longer and is the engine that drives everything.