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Listening to 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
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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Fred Steeves » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:39 am

Was that you in the picture Christine?
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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Christine » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Fred Steeves wrote:Was that you in the picture Christine?


Yes it is me Fred, on the Danube in Romania just as we entered the Delta. What a night that was and this tree I am sitting with spoke so loudly of things of the past.
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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Fred Steeves » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:49 am

Your picture with that tree is indeed a special moment in time captured for all who ever care to see Christine. I did wonder how our local professor came across that picture, but in going to the way way back machine, saw it was possible he got that from the blog you posted of your's and Cristian's Danube trip, but was never posted here on the forum thread.

As a kid "stuck" in a wilderness camp for troubled youths back in the early 80's for a year, I was fortunate enough to take the entire Suwanee River to it's delta into the Gulf of Mexico on a 28 day canoe trip with about 10 other kids and two counselors. No memorable pics with a tree speaking loudly of the past however, that would have to wait until decades later and remain undocumented.
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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Professor Doom » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:25 pm

I like you Fred...I feel your awesomeness...but some times...Dios mio ...I think you are not the sharpest tool in the shed :P

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Re: Listening to Trees

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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Fred Steeves » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:58 pm

Professor Doom wrote:I like you Fred...I feel your awesomeness...but some times...Dios mio ...I think you are not the sharpest tool in the shed :P


Whatever dude...
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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Spiritwind » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:49 pm

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Tree of life in the center
Tree of life all around
Tree of life growing taller
Rooted in the ground

Tree of life after lifetime
Tree of life never dies
Tree of Earth Mother Spirit
Tree of Father Sky

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Re: Listening to Trees

Postby Spiritwind » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:12 pm

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Borrowed from a friends FB post (thank you Thomas!) - and notice how the the tops of the trees gave each other space?

“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.”

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