A Pioneer

One must never get sentimental, not one of my favourite emotions, or moods, and anyway, emotions are a little unreliable at times. What is it they say in the military again? An emotional mind is a narrow mind: when immediate survival is at stake good decisions can make a difference.

The Pioneer Cabin Tree was a Sequoia, a tree that has its age measured in centuries and height in hundreds of feet.

“Was” because the tree fell recently in a rain storm, a tree wounded in the 1880s when the bade was carved out for cars to pass through.

I was there in 1987. At the time it was one of my most enthralling moments in nature, and it remains so.

Goodbye old friend, though you did not know me too well, you left a strong impression on me.

Tanka

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