My deep love of trees... Connects my heart with you through all time and space. First special memory of trees... The mountain ash you planted As a gift in my honor. Soothing, grounding, majestic, resilient... Qualities I feel in the protective canopies of trees. I breathe in my deep love of nature and adventure... Experiences you supported with reverence. I breathe in my love of awe and wonder--my deep compassion for all beings... And my heart fills again with memories of you and all that you taught me to cherish.