The box holds a young tree, stripped of leaves as if in a temporary winter or state of decay. She is isolated in her barren, neglectful environment.
A young girl approaches the tree. Empathy. She knows what it's like to feel like you're dying. The girl strips and offers the tree her clothes, the only thing she can give. Bare, she becomes less and less herself, taking up less and less space, eventually disappearing. The ultimate abnegation.
Despite the girl's sacrifice, the tree is beyond saving. Mysteriously, the tree is left in shambles by an invisible destructive force, leaving behind broken bones.
New growth peeks out from another box. The wheel turns.
The Ultimate Abnegation
The Wheel Turns