Branches (the essence in all)

What can one talk about the word “Branch”? Well, there are infinite ways to speak of it. To think of it as a symbolic representation, a word, or a collection of letters is also completely valid, and is a point in fact, true in its own sense.

When it comes to meaning, it does give out various contexts. However, not all websites mention all the same information. Few of them would give out a limited and common terms. On the other hand, there are other websites that give out higher volume of data. Here are some of the few websites giving out information of varying degree:

In very similar patterns of the meaning given above, I would like to present to you some of the few of the infinite areas of where the term “Branch” is used. Everyone knows where this term is employed, whether verbal, written, symbol, or in silence. But anyway, here it goes:

Tree
The most common place to look for a branch is to watch trees with lots of branches spread out from its base. We all watch trees almost everyday. (except those living in areas where trees do not grow at all) But the vast majority of people know for the fact that all trees have branches. Even the roots of trees are branched. What more could you possibly think of? Even the leaves and the flowers that grow have are branched to distribute energy across the tree. Petals grow out from the base of the flower, which itself is like branching out life.

Making a choice from different options
Everyone makes choices from all the options we have. We all prioritise different things, based on the situations given to us. Whenever we make a choice, we branch out to seek answers/solutions for a given situation/condition/problem. Every time we make a choice, we do our best to reach the end of a goal. If there are more options given in-between, we make another choice and move ahead. But we always come back to selecting another choice from a given set of options. Although this is part of circling back, it can still be stated as part of branching off from the main stem of options.

Brain
These, literally, are some of the most complex part to study. A brain functions differently with regard to the diverse species that exist. We know there are billions of neurons that give out signals through the nervous system, both inside and outside of the human brain. Nerves connect different neurons together so that the signalling is efficient throughout the body. These are nothing but a complex structure of a branching system.

Arteries/Veins
We speak of blood circulation throughout the body. But what good would it be if there was only one single artery/vein that carried oxygen to all the cells? Organs that remain farther away would receive less oxygen supply. Hence, we have branches within our arteries/veins, where all the nutrients required are sent through the arteries, and the unwanted or rejected part is sent back through the veins. As the arteries reach closer to various organs, the blood cells exit from the main artery and move into arterioles.

Solar System
If we have to consider solar systems containing branches, we need to understand the fact that all planets around a star system act according to its gravity and distance. If we are to construct a model of any star system, we observe that the planets revolve around the star. We also find that the natural satellites of planets revolve around these planets. If we draw imaginary lines from the star to the planets, and those from the planets to its satellites, we observe that there exists a system of branching within the star system. There could be a variance between the structure of branching that is based on the number of stars within a star system, as well as how the planets and its satellites revolve around them.

Education
We learn different fields of study, by learning and understanding them closely to benefit our needs and as per our requirements. Once we gain enough knowledge, we decide whether to delve deeper into a specific field of study. (e.g. deciding between arts, commerce, science, etc.) After choosing a specific path, we jump into further studies within a specific field. (e.g. Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Literature, Economics, Finance, Drama, etc.) These are nothing but the choices we make in our lives. To specialise, or professionalise ourselves in a small spectrum of life; to bring out something new from the existing knowledge of our understanding. Isn’t this also part of what we can call it as consisting of branches?

Non-linear gaming session
In today’s world of video games, we come across non-linear games that provide us to choose our own missions and objectives. A role-playing game allows us to act based on our own choices. Simulations grant us the freedom to construct objects in almost-infinite ways. Strategy games allow us to build up different strategies, based on what kind of games they are. Decision-making in digital board games allow us the freedom to make our own choices giving us varying results that lead to re-playability. These are all systems that have branches where we choose what and how we want to play, and progress in the game to reach a certain goal.

Real-life games
Consider it as options, or games, where we make our own choices through different senses. And through our various filters of perception, we act after making our choice to get a particular result. Some of them might be uncertain, while others would work out as per our expectations. Walking, running, or any sports activity are part of the multi-tiered branching areas where we choose where we want to get better. Even in matters of food, we make our own decisions, experiment with the choices in preparing our own food, that in the end, we find them to satisfy our own experiences. Whether to eat unhealthy or healthy foods is also part of making a choice, and take the branch of deciding where you want to go next. Although we can hop from one branch to the other, we select only one of the choices at any given particular time. Whether to read, write, perform an activity, socialise, meditate, chat, drink, eat, walk a pet, travel, or do anything, is to do one thing alone. And these are just the branches in the story of our life we take.

Eyesight
Whenever you look at anything, it is what you desire to see, based on how you feel. If you feel good, you’re bound to see the good in the world around you. A depressed individual might consider it the other way around. Our eyes focus on our surroundings and the environment around us. With objects and people around us, they change our perspective of the world we perceive. And, so do we. When we look around, we perceive things based on what we feel. However, if we are to suppress our feelings, only to consider and accept what we see as it is, there is nothing left to judge upon. Anaïs Nin quotes it well to mention “We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” And to be non-judgemental, we only have to see what we see. Whether it is good or bad, beautiful or ugly, bright or dark, isn’t a way to accept what it is. That is part of making a judgement over what we perceive, based on our memories and experiences. And when we simply accept what our eyes perceive, it is the blissful peace of living in the present, with nothing but to enjoy what our surrounding environment is composed of. Hence, whenever we see things, we choose how things are around us. And these are those branches that we select to live with during our waking times.

Source of light/heat/sound/smell
The various elements that make up our surroundings, our environment, is a vast source of energy. Energy is transferred through a medium. Light travels through vacuum and air. Sound can travel as radio waves. Heat can be felt, just by getting close to its source, or in direct contact. And smell drifts through air as we breathe. If we consider these sources to be the origin, we get that these four elements of nature move in all possible directions, based on their environmental conditions they are subject to. As long as they are allowed to move freely in a given area, the medium attracts the source, and passes it out without any destination. Hence, we have light travelling farther away. Heat spreads as much as possible, only to intensify further inside until the energy is spread wide. Sound attempts to spread out, unless it is bounced and echoed back from varying objects. And smell lingers long enough until it gets diluted away in the surrounding air. If we map all these directions initiating from the source, we get to see a new set of branches that give out a whole new perspective in how science works in each of the given set of the elements.

Big Bang
Our universe is the effect of a big bang that occurred long back. That’s what science tells us. We see the creation of the universe by understanding it. But do we even know what’s outside of it? Whether it would be different universes, or parallel universes, or multi-universes, I have no say in it. Science is only a compilation of theory and practise, claims and analogies, about the rationals and logic. Mysticism may be beyond science, in what is claimed by some of the people who believe in different levels of thinking. Nonetheless, they are all made of human thought, based on the minds of people. However, if we are to consider that the vast galaxies are part of the this universe, and that the cluster of star systems are meant to be part of that galaxy, we can also state that the dark matter, containing a particular substance unknown to us, connects all galaxies to make it a part of the universe. Also, we do have certain theories about wormholes and black holes, which in itself is part of another dimension to study upon. Through logic and rational thinking, man has been able to deduce through theory that these holes are large teleportation devices that might allow faster-than-light (FTL) travel, or even make a jump into a different place within the universe. What if there’s a different dimension where these wormholes and black holes become part of something bigger, something that hasn’t yet been discovered or thought upon. If we are all connected through space in such a manner within a mesh-like object, it is well-understood that each connection leads us to a different place altogether, and a map of the universe can easily be then crafted. Isn’t all of this mesh all but a set of branches that brings together one massive universe together?

Transport System
We walk along different kinds of roads and paths everyday. Even while we are at home, we make a path leading towards the living room, bedroom, or even the restrooms. In the same way, when outside, we use a similar system to locate an address, or explore the world around us. We go on a shopping spree, travel about, meet up with family and friends and enjoy our time together. Traffic on the other hand, has a similar protocol that follows streets, avenues and highways that give directions for vehicles to drive to any given location. Even ships and flights follow certain rules to reach their destination. If we have all of these around us, it is possible to know where we are heading. These are the structural parts of the entire transport system, and we follow them daily. This structure is nothing but the branching of streets from avenues, avenues from highways, and the linking of different roads that create a whole network of branches connected to create a transport system on a gigantic scale at the global level.

Technological breakthrough
Everything advances through time. And with it, the progress of advancement is further achieved at a quicker pace. Through the breakthroughs that occurred using various concepts that were introduced, humans have been the most aggressive species to have advanced themselves to adapt against the forces of nature. Agriculture, paper, mining, trade, biology, chemistry, mathematics, social science, and other backgrounds developed and evolved. And these individual fields progressed towards advanced techniques that have led us to genetics, finance, artificial satellites, governance, and other areas. If we are to consider these specialisations as part of an advanced concept of the basic ones, we can also come to certain advancements where new technologies have been founded with the application of two different technologies. (e.g. Biotechnology, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, security systems, neural networks, etc.) If we have to connect all these, we come up with a giant mesh that grants us the know-how on the technological progress of human civilisation. These are the branches on which mankind has set its path to reach until now. Obviously, there will be other branches and new technologies coming up with time, but the mesh of this technological breakthrough will only grow larger in size.

Abstract concepts
Concepts are formed from individual thinking through ideas gained and recreated by the reverse-engineering and then engineering new, creative ideas that lead people to new things. In our day-to-day lives, we think of many different things, experience various events, and learn new ways to achieve things. It is in the back of our minds, or rather our brain, that we process all of this information to break up all of the gained information, and recreate new theories and concepts that would be associated with the person. The idea is simply put up in his surroundings through any medium of communication. This absorption of concept gives rise to the strength of the theory itself to become stronger and stronger in time as it gains more and more followers. When a certain level is reached, the theory is applied for a common cause over the general population. These abstract concepts are the seeds to a growing tree of followers. And as this tree of followers grow, it strengthens its foundations to make a stand against those who believe it otherwise.

Disclaimer: The above mentioned is only what I believe is to the best of my knowledge, and is completely my opinion. The information might not be completely true and is only a part of my understanding upon the topic of concern.

Daily Prompt Challenge – The Daily Post – Branch

Refer to several similar entries of the same daily prompt:

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  3. Cruising Like SunShyne – LFLOP
  4. Daily Writing Prompt – 6 Mar 18 – Fox Fresh
  5. Branch – The Inkwell
  6. Musin’ With SusanLargest Banyan Tree in the U.S.
  7. Recess – Leigha Robbins
  8. pt. #14 ~ Out on a Limb!! – What if We all Cared?
  9. Invisible Line – Sassycook
  10. Coexistence – Bedoor Bluemoon
  11. Branching Out – aroused
  12. The Branches That Follow – Up the Down Turn
  13. A Waterway, a Branch – Art Practitioner
  14. BRANCH – Nano Stories
  15. Mean girls – Musings
  16. Branch – Sorry, It’s Just Me
  17. Out of My Write MindNatural Rendering
  18. Rooting – The Chaos Within
  19. My Therapist Said… – KerDoodle Village
  20. Peotry – Explored by Mafaza
  21. Playlist talk – SweetHandlettering!
  22. Tree Lover – Debbie Gravett
  23. Photography – Trees and Leaves – Quaint Revival
  24. Island Vibes… – Nomadchasingwaterfalls
  25. My Xeriscape – Ink Soaked Soul – Megha Bhartiya
  26. The courage to plant a garden – Litera Universum
  27. Love Coach Laura HarjuBig Love
  28. THE SKIN I LIVE IN – pensiveformuggles
  29. Clinging – By Sarah
  30. Pandanus – By Sarah
  31. Viscosity – By Sarah
  32. Daniel’s New Shoes – Mistyroads
  33. Leaves, Trees and Branch – bushboys world
  34. Blossom branches |
  35. branch + spring + new life – tuckedintoacorner
  36. Sprinkle Magic – Debbie Gravett
  37. Grammar with GlamourBranches on the Tree of Humanity
  38. Venice’s Underwater Forest – Stepping Behind the Glass
  39. Kerdy Time! – KerDoodle Village
  40. a cooking pot and twisted talesBranches…
  41. Indonesia SouvenirsBara Sangihe Sword
  42. XingfuMamaSpring is in the trees
  43. Ink PathsVine-Connected Branch
  44. Red’s WrapIt Was Here
  45. What might happen? – G Started To Paint!
  46. Branch – grastogi123
  47. Shreya ShahFamily Tree – Bond of Love
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  49. Scott Andrew BaileyBird on a Branch
  50. Boldly Go – Word Filled Woman
  51. The Last of the Photo Albums – Walk the Goats
  52. It’s Okay To Grow Slowly • sarishboo
  53. WHAT WE SEE DEPENDS ON WHAT WE LOOK FOR – Words We Women Write
  54. Passion is Call – moment teller
  55. Chasing Thoughts And View PointsHow Many Branches Does Your Life Hold?
  56. Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm ExploredHyacinth Under Ice
  57. yi-ching lin photographylost and found
  58. Impractical AdviceBranching out in Inline Styling: Boxes! and Tables!
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  60. What is Dead is Alive – One Stone Away…
  61. Branch – Stone Soup & Daily Bread
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  64. Your News to Choose – LFLOP
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  71. Branch – Sgeoil
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  82. A Fruitless Branch – Help from Heaven
  83. Outside – I am a paradox.
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  85. causeless happiness… – And so it goes…
  86. Vision of a Branch – Reflections Of a Rambler
  87. Bird on a Branch – thehouseofbailey
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  89. Typical Villians – JJ’s Reviews and How Tos
  90. Reaching out – Viola’s Daily Musings
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  96. Frank Prema king of trees learns to dance
  97. Frank Premaxeman: a way to the (wooden) heart
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  99. They’re EVERYWHERE!!!! – I’m a Writer, Yes, I Am!
  100. The hanging tree – Zombie Ministry
  101. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees – Cee’s Photography – Progressing into Solitude
  102. It’s All in Finding the Right WordsBranching Out- Astronomy
  103. Branch (Out) – karavantravels
  104. Branching Out – Actualizing Spirit
  105. Branches of a Bush Provide the Base for Ice Artistry – The Penny Mason Post
  106. To Wear A Rainbowlike the sun
  107. Po’ Girl ShinesClinging Desperately to Any Branch of my Family Tree
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  109. CopyCat Cafe: It Wasn’t Me! – Redux Of Rex
  110. Roots and Branches – One day at a time
  111. Today is Not My Tomorrow – a Poem (with an uplifting music video and lyrics) – My Loud Bipolar Whispers
  112. I Am Still Standing Tall – Love, Teal, & Pink
  113. My heart’s manual – SweetHandlettering!
  114. Wolff PoetryPoetry: Because Love Doesn’t Heal Everything
  115. buttons-n-thingsMore than just a name on the family tree
  116. Vickie BThe Missing Branch of the Family Tree
  117. The right position – Word Play … Poetry in Progress
  118. The Aging Process – tlynnhaney
  119. Avram’s Tea – Rena Arun
  120. How to Create a Support System that Works for You – Pearls Global Impact
  121. The Struggle..
  122. A twig called human – My Life Is My Making
  123. In the Shadows We See More Illusions – Chronicles Of Novonay
  124. In the Shadows We See More Illusions – Jupiter Vibez
  125. Just Me And My MusicSomeone To Love
  126. This one is for you! – Emotions That Matter.
  127. A Hidden FoReSt : BrAnCh – FeelPurple
  128. Branch the Cat – Celestial~Ways
  129. Who Let the Apes Out? – travel387
  130. alfaazmeredilse
  131. Hiking leader – cjinlv
  132. stasis – jotNrot
  133. Called Out and Covered – Stew Rd.
  134. Musings of a Random MindTo Kimay: In Memoriam
  135. If Family Matters, Who is in your Family? – Mojito With a Twist!
  136. Mostly True Stories of K. Renae P.Biography Sketch: Mary Wollstonecraft
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  140. Wind can be dangerous – whatiknow766231030
  141. spinster patty
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  143. Guilt-stricken trunk – Some epiphanies
  144. Branching Out, Branching In – Neo-Hellenic
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  146. Na’ama YehudaBranch Out
  147. Charron’s Chatterthe Poet trees
  148. The Tree! – The aspiring, we
  149. Branch – The Bag Lady
  150. StopdraggingthepandaTree (woman with stroller)- 2
  151. A Diamond Branch – Butterfly Dance
  152. Blase’
  153. Dying branches
  154. Branching Out – Curious Steph
  155. mylocalwebour freedom
  156. mylocalwebour freedom
  157. Poetry Prompt: Olive Branch – MellowD
  158. Family
  159. the kid.. – Life After Fifty
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  161. The Jewel of Lombardy – Journeys of Len
  162. Branchie streams – Oh, border!
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  164. CONNECTEDBranch
  165. Branch – Daily Prompt – Ladyleemanila
  166. Wither – A Curious Hermit
  167. Branch – Rhetoric Askew
  168. Your Giving Tree – shllyn
  169. Branch – Covert Novelist
  170. juantetctsDaily Post/Branch
  171. Life isn’t a dress rehearsal – Finding Ikigai
  172. Branch – The Eggcorn
  173. The problem with reflections… – Finding Ikigai
  174. Sacred Grove – Family Matters
  175. paeansunpluggedblogBranch
  176. Branch Out – damswriter
  177. Leaves And Branches – Susan Rushton
  178. Even So – Live Like It Matters
  179. pensitivity101Daily Post Prompt: 6th March
  180. Light & lifeCompassion is as compassion does.
  181. The Cat ChroniclesDaily Feline Prompt: Feline Branch
  182. Like the Hare – Writing With Some Ink and a Hammer
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  188. Homage. – KerDoodle Village
  189. Who I amDaily Prompt/ One Word Prompt
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  191. Relax–Fly me beyond the moon
  192. A Branch of the Railroad – Virtual Veyot
  193. Chronicles of an Anglo SwissBranch
  194. ROOT, TREE AND BRANCH – SERENDIPITY
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  196. Pretty |
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  200. Bear Paws and Branches – writelee.com
  201. Flowers and BreezesBranch
  202. Grainy purple flowers showered by spots of light – Bird Flight
  203. Branching IN! – workthatbodyup
  204. Branches from the heaven above… – Hop in with Anjali
  205. Step Away from the Ledge – Author Flawed to Perfection
  206. What Am I Doing? – Zeckrombryan
  207. Haiku: BRANCH – Personal Evolution
  208. Write Here: Write NowRoots and Branches
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  211. Branch – Prompt and Circumstance
  212. Recollection – Megha’s World
  213. Yo-Yo Ma on Successful Creative Collaboration – Wells Baum
  214. How trees help you de-stress – Wells Baum
  215. Cusco in wires – Wells Baum
  216. A Dull, Dull Tree – corpse of a spider
  217. To spread the fragrance of hope… – சுழல்கள்/Suzhalgal
  218. My Story – M.S Poetry
  219. The ravings of the dreamers – Sarahs Crazy Mind
  220. The Branch of Regret
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  223. The Christian CrocheterTry new things!
  224. Winter Tales – Just Writing!
  225. Live life; make meaning.Growing Down
  226. When a reader who writes packs for travel. – Ideas.Become.Words
  227. Morning glories – ….Bilocalalia….
  228. TAKE THEM DOWN – lovenlosses
  229. Uprooted – ….Bilocalalia….
  230. Online Writing Job Opportunity! – Bernard’s Book Blog
  231. Scrambled, Not Fried3/6 haiku
  232. DEW DROPS – Poetry talks
  233. Branch – Liz Charnes
  234. Wallie’s WentletrapRavens in Reflection
  235. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blogbutterfly bush in snow
  236. T- minus 56 Days. – The Way Within
  237. lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-BrownFruitless
  238. Branch|Hawks – Writing On Hawks Wings
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  240. Sleepwalker, where did you go – Finally Unchained
  241. Science TravelerThe Fascinating Mangrove Salt Marsh Snakes of Sanibel
  242. tornin2’s BlogOut on a limb
  243. Close Call – The Psalmist
  244. Dead – Soliloquy of the Streets
  245. Hot White SnowBranches for Breaks
  246. Le Meilleur – Sanctus Monstrum
  247. Branch – minzkhaitan
  248. KO Rural Mad As Hell Blogbranch in snow
  249. Muse of the Day – Everyday Strange
  250. Drawing – This Girl’s Got Curves
  251. MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHOBranch
  252. Chameleon – The Reckoning
  253. constant VARIABLEBranch
  254. Designer SophisticateLike a mighty oak.
  255. ….on pets and prisoners…..branchin’ out
  256. ‘I wish I was a little bit smaller’ – Wells Baum
  257. Blackberry bush – Ta An Speaks
  258. Book Review – Travels with Epicurus – Quaint Revival
  259. Night – Ta An Speaks
  260. Bare – Ta An Speaks
  261. The Branch – Ray’s Story
  262. Cimmerian SentimentTurf Therapy – Part 19 – Haven (NSFW)
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