The Scent of Water | What happens on the inside is more important than what happens in the outside.

If you wanted the perfect picture to describe a state of hopelessness a stump would be your ticket. Encyclopedias could clearly illustrate their definition of hopelessness with a snapshot of an old gnarly stub.

A stump signals that the days of fruitfulness and life are over, that children could no longer play on its long-lost branches, and that its usefulness is now reduced to just something that is in the way.