Every day, as I go to work, I walk by trees that have grown into the metal enclosure that was originally put there to protect them. The metal structures were never adjusted or removed. So, the tree trunks and metal have melded. As the trees grow, the metal rods continue to be enveloped by them. The metal can no longer be removed.
The picture is a bit unsettling, but the trees look quite healthy and keep on living seemingly unaware of their predicament.
I want to be like those trees.