Tuesdays of Texture is a really awesome weekly feature. You can read about it over here; but the short version is I want to see a bit of your world so link up your post in the comments!
This texture breaks my heart.
It is the remains of one of these two trees. My grandfather planted those mahogany trees so we could have enough shade to be outside. They broke the sidewalk and the township decided to cut them because, at some point, maybe forty years from now, they are going to re-build the sidewalk. As if any township in Puerto Rico had the funds to actually do that.
Anyway. That day I cried. And when Little J asked me why I was sad I explained that cutting trees is very sad because they give us so much and they make our planet so much better. And what did she said? “Aw. We can plant more trees mommy. And then you’ll have another one and not be sad.” BECAUSE MY THREE YEAR OLD IS WISER THAN THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE.
I held on to a piece of on trunk of one of the trees in hopes of someday using it as a side table or converting it into another useful piece. Of course, that piece of trunk does not provide enough shade for us to go play outside as we did before, but at least I have something.
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