As annoying as the cottonwood seeds can be, they are taking the current for an important ride. After the breeze drops them into the river, the river carries them to a place where they can wash ashore and take root.
One cannot curse the cottonwood seeds, and then celebrate the thick tree stands that border the river. They are mutually dependent.
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