For the past
1000 years this wonderful tree was blasted by high winds and freezing
blizzards. Baked in Hot summers. A typhoon broke her in Half hundreds
of years ago. But she never gave up she kept growing and spreading
her branches out to shade and protect the other trees behind her.
Just a short
50 meters away there are 3 other bid Hinoki but they are not nearly
as majestic, sacred looking as this hinoki.
Living on the
easy side did not sculpture them into God Like Trees but left them
clones to all the other trees in the forest.
I have never
met a 1000 year old person but I have know very well many elderly
people who surpassed their 100th. birthday...Those with live of
challenge and adversity have a similar majestic and awe inspiring
Constance. I too want to live my life on the edge and facing all