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Planting Trees


I am planning to plant even more fruit trees.

“Why,” you may well ask, “is an old man planting trees?”

The unspoken is, “Hey, the trees will outlast you.”

There are any number of reasons.

First, I like trees and I like fruit

Inshallah, I will be eating at least some of the fruit from the trees,

Maybe make some jam.

Adam and Eve had the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

I have the Tree of the Knowledge of mortality, a much bigger deal

At least for me, as I know all about good and evil.

It will make the transition from my backyard paradise to

The (in caps) Paradise less drastic

And when I look down and see a kid eating a peach from my tree

I will feel like I did something that lasts.

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