Sydney based Yoga facilitator, Pilates instructor, Reiki practitioner, teacher.
Well, we must be jolly old-fashioned then, because we not only believe in the Faraway Tree and love our funny friends there, but we go to see them too - and we visit the lands at the top of the Tree as well" - Enid Blyton, The Folk of the Faraway Tree
"Talking to trees isn't necessarily madness. Talking rubbish to trees - that is madness. Trees can bear a lot, but they don't have wooden hearts. They can bear your woes, they can hear of your happiness, but your clever lies, your cunning defences, your smooth talk - all that learned, stimulating, fraudulent stuff; that tricky, closed-up pseudo-friendliness and charm, so easy and habitual - trees would rather listen to the wind in their branches.
All those automatic, cunning verbal constructions and strategies assembled and enacted between souls to prevent them from simply being together - trees can't hear that sort of thing. It's madness to even try it. Being together requires openness, risk, and the clumsiness of spontaneous words. This bears fruit. The relationship blossoms. Slowly but surely. This is not madness".
- Michael Leunig.