At first, you might not think that mothers and trees are similar beings but, upon closer inspection, the similarities cannot be ignored.
Trees and mothers come in many different sizes, shapes and colors. So do sofas for that matter…. but sofas are not brave steadfast and proud…. trees, and mothers, are.
Trees put down roots so that their branches will grow strong and be nourished just like mothers do for their children. And, trees are appreciated, respected, enjoyed and also, occasionally, peed on, just like mothers.
They are also sometimes taken for granted as we lean against them for support not unlike how mothers are occasionally thought of, or not thought of, by their children. They are part of the landscape, dependably blending into the scene but when it’s raining we rush beneath their boughs for comfort and they become exactly what we need.
And, trees are beautiful…..just like mothers.