Just like one's core religion, we all must weather the storm. We question our beliefs, rebel, embrace it, leave and hopefully, come back. Just like during a storm, a tree's branches may break and grow back in different directions. The soil may erode, but it can always be fertilized and repaired.
All in all, our roots continue to grow stronger and hold on.
We weather the storm.
We grow-- as individuals, as a community and as people. A rebirth.
A Tree of Life.