I’m terrified of this movie because of my personal connection to the book. However, I am in love with this picture. A lot.
An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction.
A female child, from birth to full growth.
The use of girl to refer to a woman of any age is highly likely to be considered old-fashioned or to cause offence.
Today is the birthday of Dr. Suess. The movie based (in theory) on his book THE LORAX opened in theaters. The Lorax is a deeply personal book for my family; as I described here my mother is memorialized as speaking “for the trees”. I do not like what I have seen in the marketing of the film and I’ve decided not to see it. I’m not going to tell anyone else not to see it but whether you do or you do not, please also consider planting a tree. For example, you can do it for one dollar here. One dollar and five minutes of your time. Please don’t wait for somebody else to do it.
NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America …in just 34 years.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
In 1994 an agreement was signed with the city of Middletown and the state of Connecticut “to preserve, maintain, and develop the Arboretum as an historical, recreational, and educational natural resource.” The agreement officially recognized the arboretum as the “Wadsworth/Kerste deBoer Arboretum.” Kerste deBoer, a Middletown resident who lived nearby, passionately defended the preservation of the arboretum when the city of Middletown planned a roadway improvement that would have decimated this important collection of trees. As the plaque reads “She spoke for the trees.”
Kerste deBoer was my mother. She died in 1989 when I was 13 years old.
Last August the park lost about 25 of its 200 trees to the winds and rain of Hurricane Irene. It will be decades before the century-old Wadsworth/Kerste deBoer Arboretum will be whole again. The plaque was cracked and has been removed. The Arboretum was hit again by an early snowstorm October 29. The combined damage is estimated at $128,400.
These trees are not a high priority to the city or the state. But they matter. I speak for the trees.