Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The Man Who Planted Trees. Falkland, North Fife.
The Man Who Planted Trees. Falkland,North Fife. By PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY. The story is fictional but full of truth, written by Jean Giono is also known as "The Man Who Planted Hope and Reaped Happiness". In 1957 Giono wrote, "I Wrote this story to make people love trees, or more precisely to make people love planting trees. Of all my stories it is one of the ones of which I am most proud. It has never earned me a penny and for that reason it accomplished the very purpose for which it was written."
But this much more than a story about forestry: it is a wonderful parable of life - the tale of a human being who saw a need and decided not to ignore it but "put things to right".
Maybe we all have a supply of acorns hidden away somewhere.....