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Trees Cross

Gaal Shepherd

North Pomfret, Vermont USA

Artwork: Trees Cross

Courtesy of Cooler Gallery, White River Junction, Vermont USA

Temperamentally restless and intense, I walk our land daily for solace and protection from an over-active life. There, particularly in the forest, I experience a universe not dominated by time but where, nonetheless, progression is clearly recorded.

Trees adapt to constant change with a slow and steady rhythm. They form themselves into monuments of survival; separating, entwining, bending, shedding, rejoining as they meet obstacle after obstacle. So too, the Vermonters around me have for generations lived determined lives. They inspire me.

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