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Roots

on February 27, 2017

My post today is not about ancestry, nor is it about “Roots” the novel by Alex Haley which featured Kunta Kinte.

It is about botanical roots. 

As I sit and wait for part time help to come, I would often wander about in the gardens, observing how the plants are doing.

Today’s findings were interesting root formations.

Picture 1 Tree Roots Of The Soursop Tree

This tree has never borne a fruit. But if it does, it is a creamy texture fruit tyat is sour and makes a great dribbling over shaved ice that we call “ice kachang”
Picture 2 Roots From Yellow Palm Tree

It seems to me, it behaves like a mangrove root.

Pictures 3 & 4 Roots Of Ficus Trees

Roots is the source of life and it means the same for humans too. Without our roots or ancestry, we will not be.

Root is also the beginning…as in money is purported as root of all evil. I beg to differ on this argument though as like it or not, money is required. It is the choices we make when using money that could bode trouble.

My 5 minutes of reflection on life’s issues that surround us.

Trees, part of greening Singapore is now a hazard. Our 270 year old Tembusu heritage tree toppled and killed one person recently, injuring many who were at the Botanical Gardens.

Falling branches from trees planted along roads have damaged cars.

Arborists have been diligently checking health of trees but with climate change and strong winds, trees topple and or branches can fall.

Life….or fate or act of God? I call it destiny. If one’s time on earth is done, I guess one will be recalled by divine forces in a unique way.

I pray for a quick passing when my time comes or we locals say, “ho see” – die a good death, not hooked up to machined in a long drawn battle with men in white.

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8 responses to “Roots

  1. scifihammy says:

    Very interesting roots on your trees.:)
    And I can think of worse ways to die than by falling tree. It’s like Nature is claiming you! 🙂

  2. Well hopefully you’ll be around for a while yet 🙂
    Roots…are they holding the trees down and preventing them from flying away..? I wonder..

  3. I like your transition from roots of life to our final moments. May your wish for life be long and healthy and your eventual demise be short and celebrated by all who love you.

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