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


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.