Emerson has beautifully named trees, 'rooted men.'
In many ways they excel man. A tree seldom or never encroaches upon the liberty of another tree, if it can be avoided. Usually, 'both parties' settle equitably and without 'due process.' A tree recognizes that its liberty ends where the next tree's liberty begins.
John F. Carlson, 1929
|Rooted Men #3 | oil on panel | 9" x 12" | Flanegan|