The Arbor Day Foundation was kind enough to offer me an opportunity to write a guest blog on their website. What better place to share a thought about Pine? Take a look!
R. E. Polston holds strong passions for the arts and world affairs. Political science, psychology, religion, and philosophy are areas he has embraced in study and in his career. Managing political campaigns, working in social services, as well as university study in these areas, has provided him with a unique perspective that he shares in the story of PINE. In PINE, we learn to grow from the experience and perspective of a pine tree sprout and his friend, the tall pine tree.
As the sprout makes friends, encounters the seasons for the first time, and eventually has contact with humans, we get to share these experiences and discover a unique point of view from a sweet innocent friend who is growing in the woods. Meet and make friends with other woodland animals. Enjoy the beauty and splendor of life in the forest and find the values that its creatures have in common. In time, the sprout must learn about friendship, heartache, hope, and the power of love as he experiences his life in the forest with his friends. Learn about sacrifice and how the power of forgiveness is shared to make Christmas happen on a level few humans ever think about in their experiences without our friends from the woods. Polston shares his perspective through personalities that are rarely found in literature and in a way that promotes love and understanding in his seasonal sharing of the story of PINE.
PINE - Seasonal Lessons that Sprout in the Forest
Join our friends, the pine tree sprout and the tall pine tree to learn and grow in the forest with the other woodland animals. Find wonder in Christmas and all the seasons with a new perspective that’s shared as only our friends the pine trees can. Discover a new point of view that you never thought of as the forest comes to life in a powerful way. Join the little pine tree sprout as he discovers himself, how to make friends, and the hard lessons of loss balanced in the comfort found in love. Make new friends in the bunny, squirrel, and possum even as we learn from encounters with the big cat.
We find how to value life in the forest. Witness how our friends learn new ideas then live them in order to do their best. We find new respect for our friends in the forest and values that are important. As the days draw near to Christmas and an encounter with humans, you’ll be surprised as you learn a different point of view. Sharing at Christmas in the forest is coupled with loss, forgiveness, hope, and love.
Take this journey and enjoy the innocence of our friends in this philosophical, imaginative adventure about sharing at Christmas and throughout the year.
By R. E. Polston
Jennifer Caudill is a native resident of Indiana. Her primary painting technique is acrylic paint on hardboard panels. She paints a variety of subject matters but excels in painting wildlife and equestrian theme. She aspires to capture the beauty of nature in her paintings while maintaining a scientifically correct setting. She received her BS in Biology from Manchester University in North Manchester Indiana where she specialized in scientific illustration.
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