posted on Nov, 2 2016 @ 12:16 AM
So, let me put this a different way. It seems there are a few people reading this thread and perhaps I have been a bit confusing or cryptic (didn't
mean to be).
In the forest, the trees are the 'elders'; they live, unspeaking, for many hundreds of years, unspeaking, but watching over the ground and the
critters below. Without "eyes" they "see" (experience maybe) many things; they see fire, they see floods/rain and they "see" logging. They "see"
loss, they see growth...they see birth and death.
If a tree is cut down and made into lumber, the character of the wood lives on. Sometimes it warps, or cups...and sometimes it takes on a completely
different personality, but it is still 'alive" (in a manner of speaking). It's why people like real wood so much.
A pencil is different. Though it is made from a cedar tree (most good ones anyway), it also has another property. In the hand of a writer, it can
record history; it can be used to write down things of the moment, things which are part of our daily lives. Can a "pen" do this? Well, yes, it can,
but not in the same way. You see, a pen has no soul, it is just an object. A pencil on the other hand does have a soul, because of the tree it comes
from. It is inspiration.
Though a pencil is inanimate, its construct comes from heritage...a tree. It has fiber, like we say "the fiber of our being". A pen does not have
that same fiber...it's just a "plastic" thing. A pencil has personality, albeit subtle, but so is that of a tree.
And so, the words recorded by a pencil are part of the soul of not only the person writing those words, but of the pencil itself. They are
Yes, it's subtle, but if you think about it...it's real.