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The Man Who Planted Trees

Photocredit: Denis Collette

Photocredit: Denis Collette

This video/story has nothing to do with being a survivor, really, but much to do with hope and making a difference. It’s an allegorical tale of a man who spends his life planting trees. This is the type of movie I’d like to see more of instead of reality tv, never resolving dramas and sensationalized violence and disfunction. 

If you’re looking for a dose of beauty, truth and gently inspiring hope, I suggest watching this film, the Man Who Planted Trees, a CBC animation with Christopher Plumber narrating. 

http://www.viddler.com/explore/Ms_Valerie/videos/240/

If you’d rather just read the story (the video is the full story and is about a half hour, and very beautifully done) here it is: http://home.infomaniak.ch/~arboretum/man_tree.htm

The man in the story is not real, but here is an example of a real person who did something similar: http://forests.org/archive/asia/indfor.htm Beautiful and hopeful.

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7 comments on “The Man Who Planted Trees

  1. mindparts
    June 11, 2009

    I didn’t have time to watch the video. But I do absolutely love this photograph! How wonderful!

  2. sworddancewarrior
    June 11, 2009

    Isn’t it great? For me, it’s about the tree of life and the interconnection of living things, and that feeling of being fully present in a beautiful moment.

  3. mmaaggnnaa
    June 13, 2009

    Hmmm . . so, truly great people are the ones who consistently contribute to the world in small ways . . . rather than the one hit wonders? Cool! That’s do-able for me!

    – Marie (Coming Out of the Trees)
    http://mmaaggnnaa.wordpress.com/

  4. kate1975
    June 14, 2009

    I love the photo as well. The photos you pick are consistently incredibly visual, evocative, and healing. Though coming from you, I wouldn’t expect anything less.

    Kate

  5. butterflysblog
    June 15, 2009

    This is so beautiful, SDW. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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