In the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (directed by James Gunn [Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, 2014]), Groot is a walking, talking tree. He is lovable and fierce, a gentle giant. As they fight against their foe, the crew of misfit superheroes is destined for destruction as the ship they are on plummets to the ground. Groot expands his limbs and encapsulates the team in a quiet, calm, peaceful, secure orb made of his wooden arms. It is a stark contrast to the explosive destruction that surrounds them. His gentle care for his friends costs him his life, but his example of how to be strong and gentle is inspiring (1:37:30–1:41:00). May you find that safe place in the arms of your spouse and provide the same for them.
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