Trees 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 particulars, the ancient law of life.
- Herman Hesse
webpage about trees, who they call the Standing Ones, that describes what we could learn from them if we only we would listen. They say, "One of the greatest gifts of the Standing Ones to humans is teaching us valuable lessons of life. One only has to look at a tree or its smaller cousins to realize they are flexible against heavy winds and adapt quickly to changing conditions. They teach us to remain calm and deeply rooted in our traditions during times of storms and upheaval. They teach us ways to survive against many adversaries and yet remain balanced in the Circle of Life."
With his kind permission, I'm reposting an essay - written in the same spirit of indomitable strength and tenacity exemplified by our threatened trees - by J.A. Myerson. A Wall Street Occupier, the following is his response to the rumors swirling that the NYPD is planning another attempt to evict the 99% from Zuccotti Park. For a change, I'm going to intersperse passages of text with more of these beautiful photos of trees, which I found on Facebook, rather than the usual examples of forests dying from exposure to toxic tropospheric ozone.
- BASIC PREMISE + Research Links about Dying Trees
- Two Radio Interviews & the Climate Hawk Pin
- More Links to Research
- Dead Trees - Dying Forests Webpage
- Pillage, Plunder & Pollute, LLC - download my book about trees dying from pollution, published in Spring, 2012
- Whispers From the Ghosting Trees - Guest Post at Greg Laden's Science Blog
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