It is a wonder: to see all that is going on in the human world and feel apart from it because it doesn't make sense. But what does make sense is the song of birds, the flow of water, the feel of wind, the light of sun through the pines, the bite of mosquito, the soft fur of cat rubbing against the ankle, the smell of smoke, the blue of sky. No matter if they keep trying to solve problems in a way that they teach their children is not the way to solve problems (don't hit each other! she says, as she delivers a smack to make him mind.)
Sometimes we forget that our lives are a mystery. That life itself is a mystery. We think we know what's going on---until we stop and really think about it. Then we have to admit that we are only going on assumptions. We choose the assumptions that appeal to us and claim them to be reality. Yet when we are with leaf and branch, we can toss the assumptions aside and simply be.