Metal & Wood


When planting for a year, plant corn. 
A decade, trees. A centruty, people. 


Chopping for firewood,
Slice the trees up!
Chopping down old trees,
Planting in new.


Plan ahead, not just for now. 
There is an old Jewish saying: 
‘If you are planting a tree 
and someone comes running to you saying: 
‘The Messian has come’, 
first finish planting the tree, 
then go and see the Messiah’. 
Prepare a better world – 
not necessarily one you will see, 
but one that future generations will.

©Loes Raaphorst 10/2005