On Pruning Our Lives

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Pruning Our Lives.

Every fall, the men and women who run orchards and vineyards prune their flocks. They walk their land, survey their trees, and look at their notes from years past. Which limbs no longer crank out the fruit? Which limbs need to be trimmed back to allow new growth into open spaces? Which limbs are dead? Which trees are no longer worth the expense in time, compost, fertilizer, and water? For which ones is…