Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.

Ry was a tree for halloween. A tree with an acorn crown and moss on his trunk and a bird’s nest, too.

He makes a great tree.

This solitary Tree! a living thing
Produced too slowly ever to decay;
Of form and aspect too magnificent
To be destroyed.
– William Wordsworth, Yardley Oak

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
– Kahlil Gibran

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?
– Pablo Neruda

2 thoughts on “Once there was a tree…and she loved a little boy.

  1. gina

    I’m loving the Neruda one! Dude, that’s a much better tree than you indicated last night. That was anwesome tree. Plus I love that he wanted to be a tree. Aidan would have looked at me like I was on crack if I suggested a tree. He’d be like, “does this tree shoot cob webs, or have built in swords or what?” You’re a great mom.

  2. christa Post author

    Well after I made the costume, I felt kind of bad, thinking I failed him, that it was a shitty tree and that I sucked and my kid was going to have a miserable childhood. then the next day, everyone was really impressed and said they loved it, so I felt better. I guess it turned out okay, all things considered.

    and thanks gina. you’re a great mom too, don’t ever think you’re not! even if you vote for mccain. I forgive you.

    I will especially forgive you if you get your license plate that says VA Gina. I’ve been trying to get you to do that for as long as I’ve known you.

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