This is how the Narrator/Tree ends this short homage to trees. If you have read my books and my blog posts, you know trees play a major part in my life. In the Everglades, my favorite tree is the gumbo limbo. It's where I go to read, be alone, think, and occasionally make love to Nokosee. And considering how many times we did it up in the trees while on the run from Uncle Sam's big bad army, it's very likely our baby Haalie was conceived there too.
Hermann Hesse calls trees the "most penetrating of preachers." They remind us of eternity and the mystery of life by their presence alone. Fight for them. Saving a tree is saving the world.