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Trees

“If the foot of the tree were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me..For I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.”

Rumi


The majestic dance of leaves in the gentle breeze, the tender embrace of roots in the earth, the silent symphony of growth—trees stand as living testaments to nature's enduring love story with our planet. Planting a tree is like writing a love letter to the Earth, a promise of hope and a pledge for a greener tomorrow. Each sapling is a sonnet of potential, a whispering muse that speaks of life, resilience, and continuity. 



In the romantic canvas of nature, trees are the brushstrokes that paint the skies with life. They weave a tapestry of green that drapes over the blue planet, guardians in the crusade against the carbon that threatens to veil our world in a shroud of warming gases. Imagine, if you will, a tree for every year—a growing legacy, a chronicle of commitment to the embrace of our shared home.


"Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky,"

 Khalil Gibran. 


We plant these poems in the soil and watch as they reach up to etch their stories into the heavens, drawing down the carbon and gifting us breath in return. Each year that we welcome a new tree into the world, we compose another verse in this grand, ongoing epic of restoration and love.Let us not forget that this is a romance that requires nurturing. The young sapling, with its fledgling branches reaching out for the sun's caress, needs our tender care. It asks for the kiss of water, the shield against the biting cold or scorching heat, the protection from the ravenous creatures that may seek to nibble its nascent leaves. 

And what of the pictures that accompany this story? Envision, if you dare, the stately row of pines, sentinels of strength, standing firm against the backdrop of a cerulean sky. Or perhaps the solitary oak, its gnarled limbs telling tales of resilience and survival, a steadfast companion through the turning seasons.



"We plant trees not for ourselves, but for the future generations," 

Greek proverb. 


Indeed, what could be more romantic than sowing seeds that will grow into monuments of beauty long after we are gone? Trees are our legacy, the breath of our children's children, the shade under which future loves will be confessed.

Planting a tree is to engage in the most profound act of optimism, an unspoken belief in tomorrow. We must commit to this simple yet profound act. 


 "I am the hummingbird; I will do the best I can."

Wangari Maathai.


If we try to do as the hummingbird does, the earth will reverberate with the beating of billions of wings, a chorus of growth, a symphony of renewal.

We should pledge to plant our trees, our annual sonnets to the earth, and watch with wonder and affection as they grow, reducing carbon emissions, yes, but also nurturing the very soul of our world.


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Ahsan Jamil 

Golfer, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Author, Poet, Wanderer, Photographer, Rebel. YouTuber. 

Website: Golfaij.com

YouTube: Morning with Golf



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