The Big Tree

1/22/14: Updating this post with a story on the Big Tree from the L.A. Times.

Yesterday morning, NPR ran a story about the big bur oak tree that sits just off a rural Missouri road, and just a few miles from my house. I’ve run past it many times. I usually glance over at and keep running. Last night, after hearing the story and reflecting a bit, I wanted to run to it…it sits only about a tenth of a mile off the trail. It is majestic, particularly in the setting sun. I seem small and insignificant in its shadow.

The big bur oak tree outside CoMo

The big bur oak tree outside CoMo

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