Caitlin, Thank you for sharing this beautiful, reflective work of creative nonfiction with Age of Empathy! I am fascinated by trees. I talk with trees. My memoir focuses on trees as a source of wisdom for the survival of our species. Needless to say, your work resonates with me very much.

Also, I love the bare bones of winter trees. To me, there's something relaxing and relieving that they've dropped their leaves and are in a season of stillness, slowness, and rest. They remind to reflect and connect with nature. 🤎