Monday, January 12, 2009

VIDEO: The Man Who Planted Trees

Cover of Cover of The Man Who Planted TreesDear Friends,

A friend of mine in the UK sent me a link to a short animated film about a man who planted trees and improved the lives of thousands of people, creating beauty and nourishment in an otherwise hostile environment. In case you might need a good reason to come plant trees, this film conveys inspiration galore.

The Man Who Planted Trees tells the story of a solitary shepherd who patiently plants and nurtures a forest of thousands of trees, single-handedly transforming his arid surroundings into a thriving oasis. Undeterred by two World Wars, and without any thought of personal reward, the shepherd tirelessly sows his seeds and acorns with the greatest care. As if by magic, a landscape that seemed condemned grows green again. A film of great beauty and hope, this story is a remarkable parable for all ages and an inspiring testament to the power of one person.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Robert,

    Wow!Great post on Environment protection-I really like the post;)).Thanks for your environment concern.

    Sam Jones