“The groves were God’s first temples.” – William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn
“Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.” – George Bernard Shaw
“God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, “Ah!” – Joseph Campbell
“Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree’s way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.” – Shirley Ann Grau
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Poem of the Dune Tree.
“[The Torah compares humans to trees] because, like humans, trees have the power to grow. And as humans have children, so trees bear fruit. And when a human is hurt, cries of pain are heard throughout the world, so when a tree is chopped down, its cries are heard throughout the world.” – Rashi
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Thanks to Devon Schwartz, 5th grade teacher, pulling these together in honor of our hike.