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OfflineHarvestTheBrain
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giving tree
    #2724424 - 05/24/04 09:25 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

THE GIVING TREE

Once there was a giving tree who loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come to play
Swinging from the branches, sleeping in the shade
Laughing all the summer?s hours away.
And so they love,
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon the boy grew older and one day he came and said,
"Can you give me some money, tree, to buy something I?ve found?"
"I have no money," said the tree, "Just apples, twigs and leaves."
"But you can take my apples, boy, and sell them in the town."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

But soon again the boy came back and he said to the tree,
"I?m now a man and I must have a house that?s all my home."
"I can?t give you a house" he said, "The forest is my house."
"But you may cut my branches off and build yourself a home"
And so he did.
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And time went by and the boy came back with sadness in his eyes.
"My life has turned so cold," he says, "and I need sunny days."
"I?ve nothing but my trunk," he says, "But you can cut it down
And build yourself a boat and sail away."
And so he did and
Oh, the tree was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.

And after years the boy came back, both of them were old.
"I really cannot help you if you ask for another gift."
"I?m nothing but an old stump now. I?m sorry but I?ve nothing more to give"
"I do not need very much now, just a quiet place to rest,"
The boy, he whispered, with a weary smile.
"Well", said the tree, "An old stump is still good for that."
"Come, boy", he said, "Sit down, sit down and rest a while."
And so he did and
Oh, the trees was happy.
Oh, the tree was glad.


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2724441 - 05/24/04 09:30 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've always found this story to be a very nice representation of the Gian love for the human race despite all our faults  :thumbup:



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Thus Spake Muppet


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2724458 - 05/24/04 09:33 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I've read a bunch of different interpretations...mostly all of them are just about the same
nature or mother giving everything they have to give to take care of their creations even at near death


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2724465 - 05/24/04 09:36 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

that's how it is too  :yesnod:


never under-estimate the love a mother has for her children



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Thus Spake Muppet


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2725093 - 05/24/04 11:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

I always cry when I read this story! Thanks for posting it!


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2725104 - 05/24/04 11:46 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Very moving story. Thanks for sharing it.


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2727390 - 05/25/04 01:21 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

It gave me a shiver. Where did that book go I miss it.


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Re: giving tree [Re: HarvestTheBrain]
    #2727953 - 05/25/04 04:03 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

uncle shelby could certainly connect with the kids...
and with the stoner culture...
and with johnny cash (hello, my name is sue & you gonna die!) :wink: ...
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miss ya shel...


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