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Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Holiday Tree for You

In selecting my holiday ecards this year, I came across an animated video that I’d like to share here. It’s a simple, one-minute video that depicts a year in the life of a tree (and the trees around it).

Many of us like to recap our year and share what we’ve been through over the past 12 months; it may be that this tree sums it all up as well as any holiday card or newsletter can.

A few years ago I wrote a short story about a large spruce tree. “Leaving” was about a gardener who began to see things from the point of view of the tree. Inspiration from that story came from a spruce in our front yard that we had to have cut down due to disease. So it’s fitting that a similar tree is at the center of this holiday video.

In “Leaving,” Old Spruce tells his friends to “let peace be.” I offer the same wish now.

Happy holidays to you and yours, and here’s to a new year filled with compassion, cooperation, and peace.

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