IF: Live Wide

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

Diane Ackerman

What we see is often not the whole picture. Take this willow. It rides above the ground, filling space with its graceful willow wands growing toward the ground to establish new plants by taking root. It's roots are wide and deep and when established can transform a swamp to dry ground. Using this beautiful tree as a model, we should try to live wide, live deep and live broad. We should try to touch the sky while grounded on earth, in our families, communities, art and culture.