Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Like a Tree

Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of "The Millionth Circle", Urgent Message from Mother, Gather the Women, Save the World", "Goddesses in Every Woman", "Crossing to Avalon", "Crones Dont Whine" and her latest "Like a Tree"

"Like a Tree: How Trees, Women, and Tree People Can Save the Planet"

Thoughts from Like a Tree

"The seed idea for this book began with the observation that there are “tree people,” and that I am one of them. A tree person has positive feelings for individual trees and an appreciation of trees as a species. A tree person may have been a child who kept treasures in a tree, or had a sanctuary in one, or climbed up to see the wider world, a child for whom trees were places of imaginative play and retreat. A tree person is someone who may have learned about trees in summer camp or through earning a scout badge or was a child who could lose track of time in nearby woods or the backyard. A tree person met up with Nature in childhood or as an adult, and like the four-footed ones who retreat to lick their wounds, may still heal emotional hurts by going to where the trees are. A tree person understands why a young woman might spend over two years in an old growth, ancient redwood, in order to protect it from being cut down. A tree person can become a tree activist at any age."

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