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Wisdom in the Tree

hollow insidesI love doing work outside!  From an early age, if you give me something with power and a task to do outside, I can go all day and be completely content.  Splitting wood today, listening to some Steely Dan (not in a state of worship by any means), I lifted log after log with hollow cores.  The tree that provided this wood to split had been sick for a long time.  I was struck with how a seemingly healthy tree on the outside could hide so well the hollow rotted core merely two to three inches beneath its surface. 

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