Got to my parents’ house today and saw workers about to cut off big branches of this tree, which was overgrown and causing damage to the wall and fence. I’ve never witnessed a tree cutting before and, not to be dramatic, but I felt a sadness come over me. I asked mom if she talked to the tree first and we gave it our thanks and kindness. I felt the clear sap from the first branch that fell–parang umiyak siya! We collected the branches and made trunk stumps that will be sure to get lots of TLC. Thank you, tree.