Earlier this summer, city workers in a nearby town chopped down a bunch of trees along a roadside.
This wasn’t as terrible an act as it sounds. The trees weren’t big or old, and I remember reading in the paper they were infested, probably by the Emerald Ash Borer, an insect that has been chomping through Ohio.
But a few weeks ago, I noticed many of the stumps have new growth, as if a mere insect or even a chain saw couldn’t eradicate those trees’ wills to live.
Well. I just love that.
If a tree, which is supposedly a simple organism, can exhibit such strength and determination, what kind of growth might you and I be capable of?