Do you ever feel a little hollow?
No, not hungry for food. But like something’s missing. Perhaps a loved one has moved away or died. A careless person gave an emotional wound.
Humans can work to repair and rebuild. They can establish new ties or strengthen ones which were weak. Humans extend this sort of care sometimes to the animal world — especially when caring for physical hurts by the appropriate medical care.
The next time you feel hollow — think of a tree. They put on a brave trunk and bark. Support as many leaves as possible. Cling to life — it’s the way of the living world. But…
give thanks the cure for human grief, or parasites, is not this drastic.
While this may have been the sensible action for a tree in a municipal park, don’t use the same on your fellow human.