When a mother redwood tree falls, from her roots a ring of saplings springs up, called a fairy ring.
And when that ring grows up, it is called a cathedral.
I was able to gather with dear family and friends recently, and had a vivid image of our roots, all intertwined, holding each other up.
Now I see that it’s even better than that. We are linked both above ground and below, rings and rings of overlap and intersection.
Cathedrals upon cathedrals.