"Together, two trees near to each other stood. When they were young, and life was new, their limbs reached out and their branches entwined and thus together they grew. Their roots spread out down under the ground joining one with the other. So from the top in the sky to the heart in the earth, the two were joined together through days when the sun was bright and warm and the winds were temperamental. When the laughing breeze rustled the leaves or when the rain was soft and gentle. Through days when the clouds were dark and gray and cold and fierce, the two stood firm and faced the storms because they stood together." - Jo Lynne Wood