Photo by Thomas B. Dunklin
For Ted, Willard and all the others that made last week so great. Thank you for all that you taught.
There was once a great tree that stood in a forest of other great trees, between the mountains and the sea. The great tree stood tall and proud since the beginning of time until one day it was brought down by men who did not understand. But the great tree stayed, refusing to be taken by men who did not understand for it had another purpose, a gift yet to give.
Many salmon came and went and the great tree remained, waiting and watchful. The men who did not understand busied themselves with taking down the great trees as they destroyed forests ancient beyond imagination.
The great tree waited a long time, silent and still, for a people-who-understood to regain the ground upon which it…
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