|Deodar planted last summerin Dan's honor by the Tai Chi Chuan Association.|
It looks healthy and strong and a little bit taller.
As we stood in silence for a couple of minutes next to the tree, I could hear a raven calling. I saw a lot of ravens on my trip to Alaska and also heard the story of indigenous Tlingit people's creation myth wherein the Raven brings the world into being by stealing the sun. The Raven is sometimes called the Owner of Daylight and is thought of as the creator of the world. So there we were, the raven, the tree, M, and me.
When I got back home and checked my email, the daily poem from Poets.org was this: