I must confess that when I walked out of a matinee showing of The Tree of Life this week I was dazed. Written and directed by Terrence Malik, it’s a film you experience rather than watch.

As I sat down to write about it, thoughts of other places where trees have shown up in a meaningful way recently were going through my mind. One was a passage from Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening and the other was a short animated film called The Tree and the Cat. Put them all together and voila.

Today’s Game Plan: What the Trees Have to Say about ‘Why Me?’