Trees

Posted by David Marsh on Sat 19 April 2003
A married man and woman are like two separate trees planted in
different holes at the same time. They are a permanent fixture in
the landscape and together watch the years and seasons pass. They
are the same size and one does not hinder the growth of the other.
Because they stand so close together they are not as subject to wind
or ice damage as a single tree is. The two together are more likely to
survive adversity. They grow very close to one another but they are
truly separate. There is space enough between them for the wind and
air to pass. Their roots are entangled from beneath and how they are
joined is hidden from the World. They derive their sustenance from the
same source. One can not be separated from the other without risking
them both.

tags: sam, family