Mighty Myth Month: Trees.

No, this isn’t about the 1976 Rush song. It’s about trees. In Norse mythology, Yggdrasil is the tree that represents all levels of above, middle, and below for mankind: In Norse mythology, the World Tree called Yggdrasill runs like a pole through this world and the realms above and below it. Yggdrasill is a great ash tree that connects all living things and all phases of existence. Trees represent life, growth, and perhaps greatest of all: potential. Trees symbolize strength, honor, as well as other less-attractive human qualities such as jealousy, greed, and death: Trees—or the fruit they bore—also came…

Blackbird singing in the dead of night…

  Now you’re going to think I’m obsessed with crows. I’m not. (At least I don’t think I am. In any case, that’s between me and my “doctor.”) My husband sent me this link to this story, including video, from Wired magazine. Again, these birds are demonstrating intelligence and creative thinking. Check out this story and links, and let me know your thoughts: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/aesopscrows/ Questions: Who was this fellow Aesop they refer to in the article? What did he do that he is now famous for? Do you know of stories from your own culture that are like Aesop’s? Could…