The long, low branches of the willow tree, heavy and pendulous, gently kiss the earth that holds its roots so tenderly. In many mythologies, the willow was believed to have a soul, resting quietly as it enjoyed its freedom from the trials of human life. Should it be cut down though, the soul would pass into the afterworld ahead. The name “Babylon” comes from one interpretation of the Bible which describes the shores of the Euphrates lined with weeping trees. Babylon’s leafy, lissome waves undulate back and forth, summoning the flow of the river and the tree’s wandering roots in a graceful dance of life.