Forward (Arizona V)

Not only looking down is worthwhile, but also looking ahead.

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So this is my collection of pictures of tree bark from Arizona. The textures are beautiful, and one wonders why the trees are making this effort.

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After all, the visible outer layer is just dead cells.

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So, more precisely: Does the beauty we (or is it just me?) see in these structures provide some evolutionary advantage?

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Not for the trees, I am afraid.

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But maybe for us,

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because the beauty we believe to see helps to keep looking forward, despite all the decay.

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