Saw a tree stump today. How does that happen?

I mean, I’ve seen trees and I’ve seen builders take trees down, but I’ve never seen them leave a stump. Never. And I watch a lot. What else do I have to do except move back and forth in the Army Camp?

So where did this stump come from? Did a tree try and grow and then just stopped? It’s possible, because trees only grow when no one is looking. I’ve lived in this village a long time and never seen a tree grow. And I would, I have a lot of time. What else do I have to do except move back and forth in the Army Camp?

If a tree can stop growing at a stump, what else could? Like maybe a giant like me could stop growing just above the legs – how bad would that be? You couldn’t smash anything, because you wouldn’t even have any hands. You would have legs though and you know what you can do with those? Walk back and forth in the Army Camp.

I don’t want to make this about me. It’s just that I’m a big, tall, Giant and I feel bad this tree couldn’t enjoy the same full growth that I had – it stopped at stump. Realistically, let’s not focus on what happened, let’s think about going forward. That’s what every self-help book I have ever read has told me. So I guess I’m heading towards what advice I can give this stump. I guess I would say, even if you are a stump, take pride in yourself. Act and hold yourself up as if you were a fully grown tree. I think people can sense that. And truth is, just like a fully grown tree, villagers are going to come clap at you and then, at some point, some builder is going to come chop you down and your life is kind of useless. I know that’s a bummer so until then, ignore the truth and stand tall, stand proud, find the tree inside of you, even if you are just a stump.


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