Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Future of Trees

This morning, I'm working on one of the few opinion pieces in my Field Notes collection of essays so as I dive into my uncomfort zone -- and the heartache of writing about the clear-cutting of trees -- I'd like to share this quote from Herman Hesse, a German poet, painter and novelist:

"Tree are sanctuaries.Whoever knows how to speak to them, 
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. 
They do not preach learning and precepts; they preach, 
undeterred by the particulars, the ancient laws of life."

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