I found to my amazement a Druid site - they are still among us - this quotation I think sums up my fascination with the tree and particularly the Christmas Tree:
"Trees in particular are mysterious, and seem direct embodiments of the incomprehensible meaning of life."
And in the end we will be perhaps a little further along in our understanding of what it's all about. And in fact we may find that really it is all about the process - that the reality of life is the journey - the effort made to try and understand the incomprehensible. It is, in fact, something that will never be truly solved. But then that may also be the fun. Who wants a cryptic crossword puzzle with answers!
The pictures are of patterns from Beth Brown Reinsel's collection