There is a fable in the forest
Whispered by branches as they blow,
A tale about the truth of leaving things
That no longer help you grow.
For on the surface it looks simple;
Like you need only lace your boots,
But there is nothing quite as painful as untangling your roots.
And proof is found in tree stumps
Of the price some pay to flee,
That they would cut their lives in half
To cut the time before they’re free.
Yet from the little left behind
Life has been known to grow again,
For unless you take your roots
A part of you will still remain. - Eric Hanson ..