I stood humbly in its presence.
Before me towered an immense tree.
They say it has existed here
in this very spot
for 2200 years.
This being has lived
longer than fifteen generations
of my kind
and will continue to live
for generations after.
All of my problems,
my insecurities,
my fears,
amount to nothing
in the time this tree had seen.
How much of it even mattered
in the end?
This tree has seen thousands of me
and I wondered how many of them truly understood
the power of time.


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