Trees are made of leaves and bark and stumps and even fruit in some cases. For me though, trees provided a magical getaway as a child.
As a girl, I would wander the woods and find the greenest, most lush tree I could to escape to. Whether I climbed the tree or dug out a niche for myself, I could often be found with my harcover copy of Little Women or The Secret Garden devouring each page as if it were the last page I might ever read, all the while taking little breaks to peak out through the lush greenery and smile at the sun as it tried to peak in at me.
So, yes, trees do serve a vital function in our society. Without them, we’d cease to exist. The same goes for me though. Even today I can be found with my latest read under a tree enjoying the leaves, the smell, the feel of the Earth underneath my body. Without trees, I’d cease to be me.