Sweetheart and I went for a walk around a tiny lake in a nearby village called Summt in Brandenburg. Just to get some exercise and sunshine.
There, we happened across this:
A really old, dead tree. Yet, it featured branches, with new green leaves just sprouting. I first thought, maybe the trunk is just split. So I went closer to have a look. But it was completely hollow. From the bottom up to the very top. One could see the sky.
Still, somehow, some vein of life must have been hidden somewhere. Otherwise, how could there be fresh foliage. I thought, this was a small wonder. And a lesson in resilience, we all can draw hope from….