Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 29: Ginko

We scampered the arboretum,
studied the oaks, maples, &

the oldest living fossil teacher
called the Ginko.  At home, Dad

said, No it isn't.  I said, But teacher
knows.  He didn't understand.  I

know now that what he thought,
like himself, the tree itself is a fossil.

Of course she meant, when we find
fossils, the Ginko is of the oldest plant

discovered.  Now I press the leaves in
my journal for good luck.  They always

remind me that life goes on & on
& on for a very long time.

Nancy Canyon

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