My tattoo is inspired by a quote from the film Wristcutters: A Love Story:
"Once upon a time there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. And they grew next to each other. And every day the straight tree would look at the crooked tree and he would say, 'You're crooked. You've always been crooked and you'll continue to be crooked. But look at me! Look at me!' said the straight tree. He said, 'I'm tall and I'm straight.' And then one day the lumberjacks came into the forest and looked around, and the manager in charge said, 'Cut all the straight trees.' And that crooked tree is still there to this day, growing strong and growing strange."
This quote stuck with me. It made me realize that no matter how weird, strange and outgoing I may be, I will always be able to stand strong. Just because I may be different, doesn't mean that anybody is better than me. I am strong, and I am still standing.
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Trees can do more than just teach us lessons. German forester Peter Wohlleben claims that trees not only communicate but have friends, feel loneliness, and can scream with pain. Rediscover the soul of trees in this well crafted book.