Tall Dreams, Trees and the New Year

I think it’s impossible to capture the grandeur of an oak tree in a photograph.  You’ll have to trust me. These tangled branches of the Cummer Oak in Jacksonville, Florida are far-reaching.  They extend towards blue and they plunge back into the earth, root themselves where they began. 
Trees are my favorite, favorite. I love them.  The way they reach, it’s like racing towards a dream.  A kind of restless hunger.  I have it too.  
It’s a new year and, like the goddess statue below, my hunt points toward the moon.  I’ve never been good at resolutions so I make only one each year.  Some years I meet the goal.  Some years I don’t. But, each year, January comes and I make it mine again:
Write a book.
It’s my forever-goal. It’s my version of dreaming.  
Happy New Year to all my friends here.  Keep your dreams tall.
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