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Tuesday, 23 May 2006
George's Fifth Strand: Day Number 23
Now Playing: They're Killin' da Trees!

Oh HELP!

There is mens outside in Our Warren's Back Garen and they are taking down trees!

Maman is skert. We heer inna Warren can feel da Fear streaming offa her, but she is pretending dat she is not afraid as she puts away da dishes inna kitchin and makes coffee for herself. She has been telling Da Dawg dat it is "All Right", but whut Alla Us Togedder wanna know is: Whuttaheck can be "All right" aboudda strange mens inna Back Gardin, killin' trees?

Maman wint out bifore da mens camed, and she touched two obba trees and said sumfing to dem. I dunno whut. Dem she camed inna houz and sed to me,

"George, only inna 'Murrica can we afford to hab so menny feelin's for trees. In anudder country, dey would see dees trees assa way to cook dere food and keep warm, assa source ob light and heat, and dey would Fank God for dem, anna trees wuld unnerstand. Only heer can we afford to waste dem."

Which only goes to show you how she's not making sense agin. Which is whut allus happins to her whin she is not feeling shure aboud whut is happinin around her.

But Dadda sed datta trees are dangerous in hurrykanes and we mite hab summa does dis year, and datta trees dat hab to come down are da ones dat could easily fall onna houz onna'count obba fakt dat dey are not tight inna ground.

Anna tree fallin' onna houz is no laffin' matter onna'count obba fakt dat it wuld hit da Bun Room furst!

Cos we're closest toda Back Gardin, you see.

Yeah.

So, dat issa'nudder Reeson why da trees hab to go.

But Maman is sad, too, onna'count obba fakt datta trees hab bin inna Back Gardin since she wassa widdle gurl.

Dey are Rilly BIG Trees and takin' dem down is makin' a whole lotta noise.

But wunna da mens comed in and wooked at Our Warren onna'count obba fakt dat he also has Housebunnies and he wants sum more Information aboud Bunnies Libbin' As Urban Rabbits so Maman is gonna send him wif his 'puter to wook at The House Rabbit Society web-site so he can find out alla'boud Bunny Proofing His Houz and spay/neutering for his bunnies (which is rilly, RILLY important!) and 'Dopting Bunnies Frumma Shelter and alla stuff dat ennybunny who hassa Housebunny NEEDS to know.

So Maman feels dat she mite hab done sum widdle bit ob good tiday.

But she is still uppastairs cryin'. (Da Fat-Cat commed down and telled us dis. He is good wike dis, cos he can't keep a Sekret.)

So we dunnno whut to do.

We don't fink dere is ennyfing we can do. It is just wun ob dose fings.

We don't want our houz to get crushed by a tree inna hurrykane, but we feel sorry an' sad forda trees dat is being killed.

How do we tell dem dat we don't mean to hurt dem? Maman tried, but she is afraid dat she don't speak "Tree".

As she sed, all she can do is pray dat sumhow, dey unnerstands dat she is not doing dis wiffout feeling sadness.

Alla God's creation matters, big and small. Maman is shure dis is troo, and just assa smallest annymul matters, so do alla plants, fumma widdlest flower toda biggest tree. If God taked alla time and trubble to put dem heer, dey matters!

An' if dey matters to God, den dey shuld All matter to us. Ebbery wun.

But as Maman says, she is pro'bly wrong abouddit all. She is pro'bly being whut is called "soppy", but we, Alla Us Togedder hab hadda Fink aboud dis berry same fing (and we inklooded da Dawg anna Catz, too) and we, Alla Us Togedder, fink dat Maman is pro'bly more rite den she knows.

Dey are killing da trees inna Back Gardin tiday and it DOES MATTER! So please say a prayer for da three trees inna Back Gardin, and tell dem, if you happin to speak "Tree", dat Maman saved two obb'em (bof obba Oaks) and dat she didn't mean to hurt ennytree. It's just dat dat can't stay where dey is, and dey can't go nowhere's else, and she is sad and sorry dat dis is all happinin as it is.

As she sed, if only dey culd hab gone on to be ob use to sumbun, but dat issn't happinin eidder.

She sed 'Murrica needs to wake up toda fakt dat we can't waste whut udder hoomins libbin' elsewhere need to stay alibe. She sed dat fings wike trees don't mind leebin' da planet if it is for a Cause but dat if dere is no Cause and it is for nuffin', den dat is Wrong.

Ebberyfing shuld hab purpose.

So you see how it is heer.

And we dunno whut to do. So a few ~*~*vibes*~*~, a widdle help ober heer, please?

And please don't fortyget to say a prayer for alla trees anna annymuls who need dem.

Frum your friend at Our Warren,
George (who is kinda skert, too, when Maman is skert)

Posted by Our Warren at 9:27 AM EDT
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Saturday, 27 May 2006 - 7:55 AM EDT

Name: Juaacklyn

Awww. :(

Our house is surrounded by thirteen oaks and several smaller trees. My Mom and I love them very dearly, even though they're one heck of a pain in the fall: passersby used to stop cold to gawk at the millions of bags of leaves those bad boys produce every year. I went to college out-of-state just to get away from the three solid months of raking that came with the change of season!

I remember when we moved into this house almost 20 years ago, some of the trees in the front of the house needed pruning. Just a haircut, no big deal...except that the trees are HUGE, so we had to hire a work crew to come out and do it. My poor Mom sat upstairs and wept like she'd just lost her last best friend! I felt as stressed then as little George must now. I didn't exactly understand why she was crying so -- the trees weren't going anywhere, they were only getting a trim and losing a dead branch or two -- but I could certainly feel the sense of loss.

I think that some of us, for reasons we'll probably not come to fully understand in this life, feel a tighter connection to living, natural things around us than other folks do. Maybe we were druids in some past go-round (or elves! LOL -- I'd love to think I was an elf!), or maybe it's just our "place of assignment" in this life, but we are very sensitive to nature's whispers. We delight in it (for the most part); and when it hurts, we hurt. We seek to protect it, and feel our percieved failures very keenly. But, we must remember that Birth and Death are nature's way, as is its third step: Rebirth. The trees have gone that others -- many others -- might live. Your house will go on to provide shelter to many future generations of people and pets before its time is done, somethin that could not happen had the trees been left to fall on it. The great lesson of the terrible forest fires we had out West a few years ago was that sometimes, responsible stewardship of Nature calls for what seems to be destroying (in that case, clearing out scrub trees and underbrush) in order to create better things (fire-safe forests). Actually, you have to destroy something in order to create anything. Even the writing of a beautiful symphony demands the destruction of a crisp, blank sheet of paper or twenty!

In your own case, the trees have passed on, but the home remains -- and the remaining trees will now be joined by a garden where new living things will grow and thrive. The sacrifice of the trees, therefore, was hardly meaningless. From their death comes rebirth.

All is as it should be.

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