See the tree near you; he is old, touch the creases on His bark.
He has watched men of power come and go
he has seen women of beauty leave and transform into stars.
Walk over and ask His permission
Embrace His trunk and seek shelter
Let his shade and wisdom grow to be your sanctuary.
Some day He will watch you leave
They might even bury you under his roots
So that you can repay Him
So that his shade and wisdom
can some day
befriend your children and grandchildren.