Rational Christmas Trees

Next year, we all should start a new tradition for Christmas.  Yes, buy a small tree like last year, but include the roots, and plant it outside, in your backyard.  Imagine if everyone in the whole country did that, how much carbon all those new trees would take out of the atmosphere in a year’s time.

And then repeat every year.  In 10 years, you would be responsible for 10 trees taking carbon out of the atmosphere — not 10 dead trees doing nothing.

Instead, we will continue buying small trees and putting them, a fire hazard, in our homes during the holiday, and then discard them as rubbish afterwards, while complaining there is nothing anyone can possibly do about the rising carbon levels in the atmosphere.  Why?

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They Wave Their Goodbyes

Your hand is beyond all touch.
Your eyes, they will never dance again.
Oh, my soul, it does not recover,
Your soul I no longer discover.

The trees, they wave their goodbyes to the passing storm,
They wave their goodbyes to the receding dawn.
But I…I say my goodbyes to the thorns,
To the thorns, as I mourn.

All Poetry — Henry Barnard

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First Leaves Fall in June

First leaves fall in June
From a sea of green in bloom.

First souls depart too soon.
Depart in the morning of their day.
Never a chance to play.

How many heights they will never scale.
How many passions never set sail.
How many sorrows never travail.

First leaves fall in June
From a sea of green in bloom.
First souls depart so soon!

All Poetry — Henry Barnard

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