Conversation with a Tree

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic
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Submitted: February 22, 2014

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A story, a memoir, a conversation about something old and dying. Conversation belongs to pre-Industrial times. It still lives there there.

18 Nov 2013, 10:57 PM Pacific time

It only lives on today in those fortunate hamlets that were forgotten by the Industrial Revolution and by People with Money. The places that

18 Nov 2013, 10:57 PM Pacific time

by definition, no one cared for. Conversation is alive and well there! Oh, such conversations! Hours and hours they go on. Sitting around

18 Nov 2013, 10:58 PM Pacific time

each other, telling tales, small and large, long and short. Everybody has a mission in life. Mine is to keep conversation alive, until my final breath.

18 Nov 2013, 10:59 PM Pacific time

I value conversation above money, stocks, and bonds. Even municipal bonds. Today, I foretell a conversation with a tree.

18 Nov 2013, 11:00 PM Pacific time

A dear friend whom we shall call 'Hemingway". Loves conversation as much as you and me. I was sitting there one day and he says to me -

18 Nov 2013, 11:01 PM Pacific time

"I see you've got your winter covering on". "Yeah", I says "I see you've taken everything off." That got a guffaw out of him. A long time ago, he told me how he loved and valued humor above all else, that there was nothing equivalent on land or sea. I continued after a small break.

18 Nov 2013, 11:03 PM Pacific time

"You know something? You are quite amazing. The way you go about doing everything according to schedule. Never late. Never forgetting. I only wish I

18 Nov 2013, 11:04 PM Pacific time

was half as great." He gave out a bigger laugh. "Half? You've gotta gain about, oh, 15 feet and 6.67 inches to get to about half". But look on the

18 Nov 2013, 11:06 PM Pacific time

bright side", he continued "you're already half as wide I am at the largest span of my branches - Ha Ha Ha!. " "You and your wife too - Ha Ha Ha"

18 Nov 2013, 11:08 PM Pacific time

"Funny too", I mused to myself. He continued "Half?! Maybe half of that dying, choking, wheezing blueberry bush you planted three years ago you are.

18 Nov 2013, 11:11 PM Pacific time

What you get from that? I counted five blueberries, of rank inferior stock, weakened, sickly, hardly breathing. We look upon that blueberry

18 Nov 2013, 11:12 PM Pacific time

bush like you would look upon Edith from the Bunker Family. And about as smart too!" "Hey tree", I asked "what makes you so proud and

18 Nov 2013, 11:14 PM Pacific time

Arrogant, huh? I don't see you moving, dancing, singing, creating civilizations or advancing in science and technolgy. Look at me. I am Man. Of

18 Nov 2013, 11:16 PM Pacific time

the genus Homo Sapiens - the most advanced life form on Earth. Our brain the most complicated machine in the Universe! What do you have to

18 Nov 2013, 11:18 PM Pacific time

say to that?" A pause. A long pause. "Tree?" "What happened to you?"

"Sorry, fell asleep there", he retorted, "um, where were you again? I got up to the part where

18 Nov 2013, 11:22 PM Pacific time

you spelled "technology" wrong." "Complicated?" Your little brains? Try getting water and nutrients from basic dirt, protection from the elements, and a way to stave off insects – not for the entire tree, but even

18 Nov 2013, 11:23 PM Pacific time

to a single leaf. But first, you will have to manufacture the leaf, but first you have to have a way of measuring sunlight and strong frequencies

18 Nov 2013, 11:24 PM Pacific time

and know absolutely at what point in time to get the factory going. You see a leaf. But you don't see anything. It is a factory so advanced, it makes your primitive

18 Nov 2013, 11:26 PM Pacific time

factories, modeled after some Japanese car company that "pursues perfection", to whom you might as well say "pursue the Devil himself!". It's the

18 Nov 2013, 11:27 PM Pacific time

same thing. All your factories cannot hope to compete with the production of our single lone leaf. You want complication? What do you know of complication? You reach for your pills and "medical marijuana" at the slightest sign of stress and for unsubstantiated pain. Us? We get everything done without lifting a finger. We network

18 Nov 2013, 11:28 PM Pacific time

all the leaves, all the orders, to and fro from the control center, so hidden and subtle, you will never find it or even know what to look

18 Nov 2013, 11:29 PM Pacific time

for. You think Cisco knows something about networking? We were Cisco-Certified 190 Million years ago. You want us to dance? Take a look

18 Nov 2013, 11:30 PM Pacific time

under the hood sometimes. Oh, sorry, your eyesight's too weak, I forgot. And your primitive electron microscopes only shows what we want you to

18 Nov 2013, 11:31 PM Pacific time

see. If you could see! Oh, if you could only see! You would see a severely massive parallel network of unimaginable (to you) complexity, yet so

18 Nov 2013, 11:32 PM Pacific time

in harmony with everything else around them. A Dance? Your dance lasts 4-5 minutes at best. We dance 8 months straight, and some of us

18 Nov 2013, 11:33 PM Pacific time

never take a break! Evergreens you call them. Evertired we call you. You, oh Man, King of all civilization, can continue to pursue perfection,

18 Nov 2013, 11:34 PM Pacific time

and when you find it, you will be in my place, standing firm and standing tall, living for hundreds of years, sunbathing all the while photosynthesizing with every one of your leafs.

18 Nov 2013, 11:38 PM Pacific time

Instead of using two percent of your brainpower, you will have finally reached 100% productivity."

18 Nov 2013, 11:40 PM Pacific time

 


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