• Blog Post by: Karl Seckinger
  • December 20, 2012 - 10:26 AM
There are some remarkable thoughts written on paper, paper, made from trees. …{“.For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone”}…..Hermann Hesse ……So I wonder if Hermann equated this to preachers at the pulpit preaching to the choir of human families… so to speak? ……{“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”} ― Mahatma Gandhi}…….. Did Gandhi ever say anything that wasn’t right on the mark? ……{“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. “} ― William Blake}……ah my good old Mr. Blake, a glass half full, or a log in the fire? ……..{“When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear”…..Maya Angelou}… Maya and that age old riddle, if the tree fell …would anyone hear it, her answer seems to me, yes. …..{“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson} ………..quite a bit of hope in that short ode. ……{“A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.” Spike Milligan}……it’s so ironic, a bit of a health tonic and would come from the man called spike. Something we nail into trees. …..{“A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.” John Muir} …oh brother John could certainly see the forest for the trees. And finally….“{To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.}” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés,………… I think next spring, I’m gonna plant more money than I will ever spend. The trout whisperer.

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