tree porn
Three years ago I had a HUGE revelation. Massive. I realized I was the person who invented the term “tree porn”. Yes. It was me. You are welcome.

No, seriously. IT WAS ME.

There may have been a reference to it by someone else in a casual, noncommittal way, but I actively started using the term in 2007. I claimed it. Mine!

So three years ago I decided to officially submit “tree porn” to Merriam-Webster’s new words/slang open dictionary.

It was a big day for Tree Porn. Very exciting stuff!

But then nothing happened. Nope. Nothing at all. And I moved on, as one does. Because do we EVER really own words or terms? Not really. Did I really need fame or glory? Nope.

This morning, on a whim, I decided to see if the term had ever been added. Not only had it not been added, but you couldn’t even find it as a submitted entry. I am one of the most prudish people you will find on the Internets, but come on! It’s foliage, not fornication.

At least I know the term is out there being perfectly and wonderfully used. I can do a hashtag search for #treeporn and be thrilled (99.5% of the time) with the results. This is a good thing. Because we are HERE. It’s Fall. Finally we made it through the hell of Summer.

I am looking forward to cooler temperatures. Cardigans. Long pants. Boots (especially plaid ones). Needing to button up. Cats who snuggle. Putting another blanket on the bed. And mostly, above all, I am looking forward to the magic of the trees.

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