An Elder and Child in the Coastal Rainforest

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The weather was wet and the light diffuse in the Bella Coola Valley as I walked through a coastal rainforest containing many western red cedars; young and old. Drawn by the comparison of age, I made this image. Then I just stood there and thought about it. The elderly cedar displayed no signs of being frightened of old age.  It stood tall and strong, courageous, and full of wisdom. The child was learning.