The Trunk

The Trunk of the Tree: Structure and Bridge

Now we come to the trunk of our tree of resiliency. The trunk is the bridge between the nourishment of the roots and the leaves, and gives the tree its structure and height. While it can look like not a lot is happening in the trunk, without a strong and flexible trunk the tree couldn’t stand. The three movements I’ve placed in the trunk of the tree all have to do with how we relate to others and are part of systems larger than ourselves, so this is also a reminder that a single tree standing alone is more vulnerable than a tree that is part of a grove or a forest. Our trunks will be most resilient when they are in relationship with others who are also resilient.

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