“Once there was a tree…”
~ Shel Silverstein in The Giving Tree
Speaking of books and letterpress, the Botanic Garden had some lovely works on display in their library this weekend, tying it back to the Block Museum Exhibit I visited recently.
I drove there to see Treewhispers, a special exhibit that ends April 8.
This project, begun by Pamela Paulsrud and the late Marilyn Sward in 2000, addresses the tree stories all of us have.
The project gathers handmade round pieces of paper on which people write or draw their tree story. These rounds are then strung on strings to be hung into a room as an indoor forest.
Standing in the room was magical, and I could see a few people passing through connecting with the project.
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is one of my favorite books, because it touches on how much a tree can give to us. They are sheltering, they do offer perspective, and I find their life cycle awe-inspiring.
Iâ€™ve got fond memories of various trees and forests. The tree lore of Celts and other cultures fascinates me.
Do stop by before Treewhispers leaves on Sunday, and share your tree story here.
Â If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.Â
~ Hal Borland