Tree of life

On the day of my birth, I give you this illustration of the relatedness of all living things.

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It’s easier to see (and has explanatory text) at the source. Do check it out. But even in this small version, you can get the idea: from that dark stem near the center bottom, all of life–every branch of the tree–unfurls. We are cells in a giant organism. There is communication, expansion and contraction, cross-pollination. It is breathing. Time is majestic. Here we are now.

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