Trees In My Life
Copyright (C) 2013 by Jerome Francis Lusa
Cover Photo by Jerome Francis Lusa
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By the Author
This short memoir is a homage to the trees that I have touched and that have sustained me. Please don’t call me a tree hugger, though. Yes, I have hugged trees, but it was for my sake, not theirs, and that makes all the difference. I love trees in the way that Pan troglodytes loves trees, for we have lived in them and they have sustained us. For my part, I have also cut them down, burned their logs to stay warm in winter and created things from their wood. Indeed, trees have truly sustained me.
I am indebted to my wife Gayle, my daughter Amanda and my good friend Lynn Chirico for reviewing these stories and for their honest advice. Thank you all.