Dear Big Green Tree,
I sincerely hope that as I write this letter to you, you are still there in the very same place, reaching out to transform someone else’s life without that person having the slightest of inkling as to what you are doing to his or her life. I have always wanted to thank you personally from the bottom of my heart for that sense of relief, comfort and lightness that you had brought me. It was many years ago, on a weekend when I had travelled to this small town with my parents and it was a chance encounter with you in one of the big gardens there. I saw you standing there in a magnanimous expanse which had a magnetic force about it. I instantly found myself standing beneath you, in your shade and in a few minutes from almost nowhere did I have tears rolling down my eyes. I was surprised and shocked as I stood still in that staggering silence. I was absolutely unprepared for what followed next. I found myself kneeling down on the floor, right beneath you, hugged by your big branches and d tender leaves on all sides and shedding tears like never before. At that moment I could not fathom the mysteries of nature. All I knew was that I did not want to break free from the tender, green embrace all around me. I had no idea that vested deep down within me were emotions that were causing me pain, discomfort and a heaviness which I was carrying with me all along. It was as if a part of me was dwelling in an unknown world, opening the windows of which gave me a new insight. I don’t remember for how long I sat there. But when I finally got up I emerged as a new person altogether. There was a quality of lightness about me , a sense of clarity and a feeling of happiness. Nature, they say work in strange ways and that day I was lucky enough to feel one of them. Dear tree I can’t thank you enough for that experience and I sincerely hope that someone else will be as lucky as me someday.