Even in winter, as most of the leaves have fallen and been absorbed back into the earth, one can still find beauty hanging from trees. In summer and fall, when the trees are crowded with leaves, it’s easy to notice the beauty of the foliage. But we often miss the singular beauty of each individual leaf. This time of year, when only the fittest have survived, clinging for life, not wanting to go, the beauty of the lone leaf is exposed and we can easily hone in on its uniqueness. Perhaps it’s our appreciation for the stubbornness to fall. Perhaps it’s our understanding of the desire to continue to live and bear witness. Whatever, it is, it’s beautiful.