In our garden, this tree is one of my favourites.
Since we planted it 10 or so years ago, apart from getting a little bigger and stronger, it has not changed at all. It has remained its gnarly rugged self while others in our “forest” have softened and merged in a more uniform fashion.
I'm using it as a reminder that it is possible to live within a tribe and remain true to yourself.
In fact, by doing just that thing, you can become a feature point.