the giving tree
book links to amazon
here is Shel reading the book:
and the tree was happy..
ginormous to all we’re experimenting with.. hoping for.. ie: the unconditional ness as described in the giving tree.. desperately needed
as to the alt ending via topher payne.. [https://boingboing.net/2020/08/01/alt-ending-to-shel-silverstein.html] on setting boundaries.. makes sense.. in sea world..
but in a world where people are legit free.. we wouldn’t need to set boundaries (any form of m\a\p) because people would grok enough ness.. wouldn’t be spending their days on some job or even on fighting eco destruction et al..
ie: imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..