~ Meredith ~


Sometimes a photographer chooses the perfect caption. This is from a young adult novel about two girls placed in a children’s home who decide to build a house of their own. One asks, “You know why trees smell the way they do?” The answer isn’t sap, or chlorophyll. Nope. The answer is…

Stars. Trees breathe in starlight year after year, and it goes deep into their bones. So when you cut a tree open, you smell a hundred years’ worth of light. Ancient starlight that took millions of years to reach earth. That’s why trees smell so beautiful and old. ~ Frances O’Roark Dowell / Where I’d Like to Be

Breathe in this photograph. And give thanks to the stars.

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