Two Thumbs Up for The Global Forest

I just finished the delectable and moving collection of essays called The Global Forest: 40 Ways Trees Can Save Us by Diana Beresford-Kroeger.

Written some ten years ago. the book is prophetic, and the last few paragraphs resonate deeply today. A few snippets:

“. . .the children of this generation will want to help the planet and nature in a collective way. . . They will alter their parents’ ways. . . ”

“The media is filled with stories of nature’s abuse. . . There seems to be no end to greed. . .”

“But the children exist. . . the consumerism of their lives bores holes of unbearable solitude. They are already reaching for something else, something elusive, something that is color-blind to race. It is called dignity, the dignity of life, all life.”

A wonderful book for those who love and nurture nature, and who can lose themselves in gorgeous writing. I often found myself rereading paragraphs and even entire essays.