Winter Trees as a Portal to Aliveness via The Marginalian [Shared]

Winter Trees as a Portal to Aliveness via The Marginalian

Winter Trees as a Portal to Aliveness via The Marginalian AnnaBotsfordComstock 1900 dandelion 1

There is something about the skeletal splendor of winter trees — so vascular, so axonal, so pulmonary — that fills the lung of life with a special atmosphere of aliveness. Something beyond the knowledge that wintering is the root of trees’ resilience, beyond the revelation of their fractal nature and how it salves the soul with its geometry of grief. Something that humbles you to the barest, most beautiful face of the elemental.

I know of no one who has captured that singular enchantment better than the artist, naturalist, philosopher, entomologist, and educator Anna Botsford Comstock (September 1, 1854–August 24, 1930).

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