How many leaves does the tree lose before we notice it’s bare? Is it crying or is it smiling? Is it turning over a new leaf? How far does the trees roots twist into the soil of the earth? How much life does the tree have? Is it breathing in oxygen? How many times has the tree felt love and then been left alone? Do the maroon carvings on the tree bleed it’s traumatised history? How many seasons has the tree lived through? How many storms has it survived? Is it just a tree? Or is it a symbol of life?