Kind of a boring photo and certainly a scrappy looking tree.  It stands out like a sore thumb with the cables wrapped around it and the mangled branches growing unnaturally.

 Stop here for a minute, 

While it comforts visitors who grieve.

Stand next to it,

And read the names of everyone who didn’t come home that day.  

Close your eyes,

While it listens to the reflecting pool, with you. 

Still not impressed?

It was the ONLY tree found alive in the rubble following the disaster of the 9/11 attacks.

Beautiful, isn’t it?

The Survivor Tree, 9/11 Memorial


The Daily Post: Disastrous