You need to climb more trees

Kid in tree

You need to climb more trees.

You need to climb more trees because you still remember how. You just got sidetracked by ‘proper sports’ and boys and new clothes and growing up and worrying about what everybody thought of you. You don’t care anymore.

You need to climb more trees because the memory of bark under your bare kid-sized feet still shoots a ripple of excitement up your legs through your belly. You want to feel that alive again.

You need to climb more trees because they’re high and the ground is far below and it’s a long way to fall. It’s time to take more risks.

You need to climb more trees.

Trees are there for the climbing.

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Have you climbed a tree lately? What’s your reason for climbing more trees?