Spring Break Aspens

For spring break this year I went to
Beaver Creek in Colorado to go skiing with my family. One night my Dad, Brother,
and I road up to the top of the mountain in a snow cat to have dinner at a restaurant
on the top of the mountain. On the way back down we listened to one of the men
that had helped everyone load into the back of the snow cat, talking about some
of the interesting features of some wild life on the mountain. He told us that Aspens
always grow together. He also said that they live in colonies, and all their
roots connect together. That is why you almost never see one Aspen all alone because
it isn’t able to survive all by itself.  I
was wondering if everyone in the world worked together and depend on each other
like the Aspens that everyone would get along better and we wouldn’t have as
many wars and problems.

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  1. “I was wondering if everyone in the world worked together and depend on each other like the Aspens that everyone would get along better and we wouldn’t have as many wars and problems.”

    VERY wise words, KH. Thank you for sharing this story and for sharing your reflections with the world. I think that many folks need to hear this message…and I love the ways in which you connect nature to humanity. It’s interesting to think that at one point, “our human roots” were all connected…way back when.

    For some reason, your post reminded me of this video: How did we get so big so fast?! I thought you’d think this was interesting…
    http://www.npr.org/2011/10/31/141816460/visualizing-how-a-population-grows-to-7-billion

    Keep up the great blogging!

    Ms. Howard

        Posted March 12, 2012, 3:03 pm

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