I wrote this to honor my wonderful trip to China in 2009. I am so grateful to the Du family, who hosted me. Thank you, Arthur, Aiping, and Brendan!
Change is constancy. The tree is a tree. It is as it is. Mother, Great Pine is old and cracked yet still useful to time.
Is dark matter Dark Mother? From my Tao Box, Card 41: "That from which the universe sprang may be looked upon as its mother."