A while back a large limb on one of our black mulberry trees split down the middle. I don't know what caused it to break apart like that but I figured the gash would eventually cause the limb to die.
It never did.
Not only did it go on living, it went on to support a heavy crop of fruit this past spring.
Now, whenever I walk past the tree, I see the split and smile. I'm glad because the broken limb lived, but I'm also happy because it looks like the tree is happy too.
Do you think the tree is smiling? I think it is.