Beau April 1st, 2008
It seems to me that among the many things we have in common as humans on this great planet earth, is a desire to share our interests and creativity with each other, even when we do so somewhat anonymously :) Technology has leveraged this ability for so many of us, and allowed amateur journalists and photographers to start their own published works. Why do we write or take pictures, and share our thoughts with other people we may never meet as more than mere pseudonyms?
Perhaps it is more than that… we are sharing our nature with each other, and our love for the larger Nature of the world around us. Inspiration comes in many forms, but today it comes from Trees.
When I submitted a post on The Tuning Fork Tree for the wonderful Festival of the Trees this month, I didn’t have any idea that it would be hosted half a world away in Sao Paulo, Brazil!
But it’s true- this month the Festival of the Trees is hosted by Alive Trees in Our Lives … soon to include an english translation if it’s not there quite yet. Being ever curious however, I found a little help from Alta Vista Babel Fish, pasted the link to the site, selected Portuguese to English, and then translate! Isn’t technology wonderful? Then I was able to read not only the wonderful festival post, but also to discover more about Alive Trees in Our Lives and their mission:
“To promote and to develop action and projects that value the trees, creating a culture of encantamento, recognition and preservation, always with much joy, creativity and integration.”
Would encantamento be charm or enchantment? It missed that word, but when you visit the Alive Trees site you get the idea, and then understand that the Trees and forests are the inspiration and mission. What a joy to find themes of Nature shared here and there. But then again, we really are on the same journey, aren’t we?