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Are They Your Christmas Tree?

A surprisingly deep metaphor for finding your person

Portrait of a small Christmas tree at a Christmas tree farm
Photo by Taylor Rooney on Unsplash

One year while she was in college, my sister discovered a Christmas tree farm. It was inconveniently located by every measure, way up a windy mountain road certain to induce car sickness even among the strong-stomached. Nevertheless, she dragged us all there the Friday after Thanksgiving, and despite all our complaining, we…