In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. — Alice Walker
In the Mississippi Delta, you’ll often find some huge old trees that seem to just barely be hanging on to the last vestiges of life, worn ragged by the nature it is a part of. and in finding one of these big old granddaddy trees, you find that thing that you’ve been looking for. that thing that verifies that yep, that is one big ugly scarred up, bent and twisted old tree, but he is beautiful nonetheless. his strength, uniqueness, independence, loneliness, steadfastness…..they all build up his beauty. and so, too, it must mean for us as well. those things that we are weathered by may just be the very things that give us true beauty.