Prompt: Tree

Dear Wednesday,

“Tree” is the very solid, earthy word prompt for today. What do you think of when you think of the word tree? I think of a few things: my childhood drawings of trees, with the brown trunk and branches and green leaves, set in a flat earth. I also think of forests, thick dense forests, and I think of Haiti, which doesn’t have any. I think of the trees at the side of the highway as we travel through the mountains. Sometimes I think they are sentient beings, when I have been in the car too long without fresh air. But who knows?


Which of the two below is sentient?


And human beings, while sentient, are not necessarily wise.


Have a green week!