I once read that maple trees symbolize balance, promise and practicality. I'm fond of the notion that people specifically choose to plant these trees in order to call out to those specific traits and bring them into their lives.
The older I get, the more I see the need to cultivate these laudable traits. I've spent most of my life bulldogging my way to whatever goal I've set for myself. Photography is teaching me, slowly, that in order to tell a story I must sometimes tap into these other traits.
All a part of the journey, I guess.