This is a painting of a common site; a birch tree that was wounded when it lost a branch. However, trees have an amazing ability to seal off or compartmentalize most wounds and the only thing remaining is the scar. The testimony of this tree is that it kept growing and thriving. Many of us have been wounded, scarred or maybe disabled in some way. There are people you see every day that have visible or invisible disabilities and I was thinking about THEM as I was painting this fascinating healing wound.