This week's Answer:
Can "Cut" You Down
thank you very much for your question. It can be
very hard to lose a good friend like a tree. They
are amazing life entities, are they not? Giving
shade, oxygen, affording a place to sit under and
contemplate, providing sanctuary for birds. Dropping
branches and themselves on homes and cars. The list
goes on. I also empathize with you about getting the
"ax" by an often "Paul Bunyon On
Speed" kind of industry, whose job often seems to be
the clearing of entire "forests" as quickly as
possible. My words of encouragement so that you
don't feel like one of those that are felled with no
concern from the "feller," so you don't fall too
hard or too long, are as follows:
TO NOT BE CUT DOWN BY THE INDUSTRY
Maintain a positive outlook as much as possible when it
comes to your craft and career.
If you're in a forest, never stay in one place too long
without moving -- UNLESS you hear the cry, "TIMBER!"
Then run as fast as you can.
Unplug all chainsaws.
Realize that its only somebody else's opinion (even if
that person with the opinion happens to be the very person
who can make or break your career -- which he or she can't
-- unless you say he or she can -- and, if you do, then he
or she can. I hope that's perfectly clear.)
Stop going as a tree to costume parties.
And if you have to be a tree, be a redwood and outlast