branches and trees

"It's like a tree. You know, some of the branches get old and die and it's more ok if they break off because they're dried out and dusty. But our branch was still kind of young and fresh. And maybe that's why I feel so sappy."

"Hee. That's pretty complex. Did you just think of all of that?"

"For a little bit. At first I thought the metaphor was a young tree, but then I realized it was just branches. The tree lives on. The tree lives on."