I woke up this morning in anticipation to discover
who had been indicted by the Grand Jury
in the Trump investigation.
In complex investigations such as this, often the first to be charged are
those at the bottom. It is common that prosecutors use information from lower level people to help the investigation as it works its way higher up the ladder.
Early this morning, as the rain came down and the wind whirled through the trees, a mighty oak toppled to the ground in our front yard.
It fell away from our house, across our neighbor's driveway, and across the road.
Unfortunately, it also crushed our neighbor's car.
BUT their mailbox and newspaper boxes remained untouched.
There's nothing like a disaster to draw the neighbors out of their houses
before 7 o'clock in the morning!
Within 1/2 hour, the town was here to clear the branches from the road to allow cars to pass.
And within a few hours, the Distinctive Tree Care was here to remove the rest
of the tree.
The car was uncovered.
The crime scene was taped off so as not to endanger any Trick-or-Treaters tomorrow night.
As I looked more closely at the root ball, I noticed how small the roots of this enormous tree actually were. I asked the arborist about the root system. After all this tree had weathered over its many, many years, what made it topple now?
He explained that, unlike what many believe, the roots of large oaks are not huge and mainly extend only 18 inches into the ground. The many small roots extend way beyond the canopy of the tree and make up the entire support system for the tree.
Over time, and for many reasons, these many small tentacles of roots can weaken or be broken. When this happens, and the support system of the mighty tree is no longer as strong as it once was, it can be uprooted if the conditions are right.
There is no law of nature that the most powerful will inevitably remain at the top.
As the Meuller investigation chips away at those small roots in Donald Trump's world,
what will be discovered?
Will it be enough,
and will conditions be right
to bring him down?