I'd rather be a crooked tree.

And to go with my picture today, a little story from a musician and singer I love, Tom Waits.

My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day. I told them this story: In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.


6 commentaires:

Babzy a dit…

je ne connaissais pas cette belle histoire ,merci !la photo est très jolie ,j'adore les arbres :)

Jilly a dit…

Love the photograph and the beautiful story. Too right! Super post.

Chloe Clafoutis a dit…

Quel arbre ! C'est magnifique !

Chloé Clafoutis

Kate a dit…

Ah, another terrific tale of something out of the ordinary. Let that be a lesson to all of us!!

Peter a dit…

This "crooked" photo is quite different from your ususal production! Considering the quality also of the other ones, I think that they will all survive!

Olivier a dit…

une tres belle photo, qui va tres bien avec cette histoire du grand Tom Waits.