Wrapping tefillin on a nursery log

large log with a tree growing from it

Western hemlock’s thick roots drape the sides of a redcedar nursery log like tefillin straps, wrapping its substrate seven times.

Love, severity, compassion, perseverance, compromise, connection, receptivity.

And when the log returns to the forest floor from which it came, the roots will remain suspended above the ground, connecting the head to the heart.

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