Life Nature

Trees, Cars, and Random Fate

This weekend, I read an article about a tree that had fallen on a car while the car was driving down the road. And I realized that over the past few years, I’ve been hearing more and more of these stories. The first time I heard about this happening was about 10 years ago, when a friend was driving his truck down a country road and a tree fell with the perfect timing required to take out his hood and windshield. Perfect timing. Think about the probabilities involved here. A tree that has stood 20 or 30 years, on a not-too-well-traveled road, that falls at the exact moment someone is driving by. And you end up with something like this:

Or this:

It could just be random chance. Just bad luck. Or, maybe….

Maybe, the trees have just had enough. Maybe there’s something to this Gaia stuff. Maybe, it’s a treehad! Maybe, we should start paying attention.

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