When We Do What Has To Be Done

We find strength we didn’t know we had.

Photo via DIYLandscaping via Etsy

That damn thing grew back. Rose like a Phoenix right out of its own trunk. Twice as big. Twice as strong.

I’m incredibly independent but it was a rare moment where I just wanted someone else to take care of something for once.

Photo by Geronimo Gonzalez Giqueaux via Unsplash

After hours of staring at the tree, I realized it was not going to fix itself. Then, I did something rather stupid. I decided to do it myself.

I got to work. I just started sawing. Small branches at first to get the weight off, then bigger. Low ones first, then taller.

Photo by Trees Matter

It was difficult. I’m not gonna lie. It took about two hours and the sun scorched my shoulders.

This tree tested me this week. This strong willed, reincarnated tree. It backed to me in a corner and looked me straight in the face and said, “Yeah? What are you gonna do about it?”

Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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