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Treehugger Musings

I love hugging trees. They just have such a comforting strength and stability. You know no matter how hard you squeeze, they won't react badly. Each tree gives life to so much else, bugs, birds, squirrels. Whenever I look at a tree, I just want to go and sit beneath it and look up in it's branches and see all the life it holds.

My favorite tree, Delia, stands in my courtyard. I hug her all the time.

I get made fun of all the time for hugging trees by my friends. Most of the time, if I see a tree and have the time, I lean up against it or I put my palm on its trunk. This way, I look like I'm nonchalantly resting, not showing the tree I respect and love it.

prettypaperlanterns prettypaperlanterns 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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That's fantastic! Hug trees as if no one were looking! :-)

Same. I hug them and I touch them. They sustain us and I get a huge amount of peace from trees.

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