the tree-hugging part of self seeks to find an environment of trees to be surrounded by. we’re compared to elements and prompted by society to pick one to live by. the prompts aren’t so straight-forward. schools don’t tell you if you’re fire but instead take a perceived talent and tell you where it can be used. next thing you know you’re a fire captain not knowing if you love fire and hate trees or love trees and hate fire, ultimately ending up embracing water. so yeah. i’m a mermaid living in dirt and cooking fish in the desert, not a tree in sight.