Boy In Woods

Come! Sit and Ponder

“Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of art.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

It’s time to share a good news story!

How many of you have read The Giving Tree to your child? It’s one that I read to my son over and over again. It always surprised me that the book was one of his favorites because there is nothing in the story that puts the reader on the edge of the seat with electrifying action or exhilarating turns of events that presses you to turn the page quickly and read on. It’s lacking in a traditional fairy tale ending and there are no illustrations with a spectrum of colors creating a big WOW factor. What is it, I always questioned, that draws both of us into the story?

Every time I read The Giving Tree I came away with the feeling that the powerful message is about the way life ought to be – simple, uncomplicated and one where the focus is not on ourselves but on others. A California woman has taken the words of the book very literally by giving people a place to sit and ponder it’s meaning. Here’s the full story.

Perhaps this quote sums up the book. “If you give people nothingness they can ponder what can be achieved from that nothingness.” ~ Tado Ando

If you haven’t read The Giving Tree, pick up a copy at your nearest library or bookstore. It may give you a new perspective on what life is all about.

 

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