Natural Growth

I saw an electrical tower (could have been a cellphone tower, I’m not sure) the other day disguised as a tree.

From a distance, driving up the highway in the NY state mountains, it stood out like a sore thumb.

It caught my eye right away, and I asked myself “What is that? Is that a tree?”

As I got closer, I soon realized that my intuition was right. It was not.

It was a fake.

As I drove past, I looked again at the rest of the real trees, tens of thousands of them lining the mountains and valleys, and I realized:

Trees don’t grow symmetrically.

They are fractal.

Not one of them follows a uniform design that a human could replicate.

They do grow according to certain laws of nature, but not in straight lines.

Human growth is kind of like that too.

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