Image Description: Brown leaves from oak trees that have fallen on an asphalt pathway.
Photo, Renee Roederer

I looked up and watched several leaves float down from the sky. They were falling in real time from very tall trees.

“They’ve never been untethered before,” I thought with some sadness, because for some reason, I tend to anthropomorphize things. I watched them fall to the ground.

I kept walking and pondered how intertwined root systems existed underneath my feet, unseen as I walked along this pathway with trees on either side.

Sometimes, we’re more connected than we think we are.

Renee Roederer

2 thoughts on “Rooted

  1. One fall, someone I once knew had a collection of leaves hanging by thread from her ceiling. They were leaves she had caught on their way down, and they had never touched the ground. She believed that everything is art 🙂


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