12 Days of Thanksgiving: Day 8, Shelter

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12 Things I Am Grateful For This Year
Day 8:  Shelter



Wherever you go, may you find shelter
in every form you desire: cabin, friendship, paper
with words that tell a story,
or a golden tree that jingles in the breeze
and sends down a currency that sustains and delights.

~~~

An American Beech Tree in Autumn

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One story of the word “book”  starts with the beech tree, on which ancient runes were carved.

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Old English bōc was rooted in German. Branches spread. Paper made. Books written.

 

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And the beech continues to give.

 

Blue Mary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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