New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Life lessons we can learn from the trees


May 27, 2019

Editor’s note: This article was submitted on behalf of Eddy County Community Cares, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating awareness about mental health issues.

When I was young, I spent many hours with my friends the trees. I collected seed pods from maples and sycamores, desegmenting them as if I might find the secrets of the universe they held within. I collected the leaves from birches, sweet gums and poplars, pressing them in contact paper to make colorful collages. I would climb high in the branches, barefoot and ready to touch the sky.

Yes, I know I was strange chi...

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