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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:53 PM

I was thinking about darkangel's post on the cutting down of trees for Christmas... [View all]

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018244543

And these thoughts came to my mind:

I understand what she's saying about what a waste to cut a tree down just so we can decorate it for a short time, and then discard it. It does seem wasteful.

But we waste far more on food we throw away because it's spoiled or some such. And the food was grown to be eaten.


The Christmas tree does nourish us...not our bodies, but our souls and minds. It brings a bit of magic to us.

We have them in our homes, and we see them in various venues where we go, and they are beautiful, magical. They can lift our spirits. They can inspire us, because beauty does that.

Children see them and they see the magic too. It can help them see our world as a place that can be lovely, and that can help them grow spiritually or emotionally...

Their beauty is brief but it endures inside us. It can lift us out of our ordinary lives. And who doesn't need that?


Peace out...

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