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Delicacy –

Strange sting-ray lichen. (What a friend called this.) The tree trunk, with its green bark structure,
represents youth, vitality, and strength. Though it looks like a full-grown (adult) tree, there’s a measure
of immaturity, rendering it more delicate than it appears.The wafer-thin growths are a happy blue, the
color of the sky (but, alas, not this one), symbolizing the idealism of youth. They are also unrealistic,
meaning many of the whimsical and fantastic ideas we have aren’t practical in the real world. The sky is
grayish, the world at large that puts us in our place.It’s a challenge to keep the joy and enthusiasm, avoid
becoming jaded, while applying the wisdom that age and experience can bring.