The Tree of Life has become sort of a symbol for my book TRAIN WRECK. I love it because it represents connection with others. And I wrote that book for the many other survivors (men, women, children) who I have connected with in my life.
“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be... This is the inter-related structure of reality.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Hold tight to the people around you. Offer kindness to those you would otherwise pass by. We are all connected on this earth.