While looking for tree quotes that might be suitable for the CIP page of Deep Roots I came across this one by Khalil Gibran who is a pretty quotable guy. I probably won’t use it in the book (I’m leaning toward something from Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell). Another possibility is a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that ends with, The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky. It turns out plenty of people have lots to say about trees so my challenge is not finding a quote to use but rather sorting through dozens and dozens to find one that works for the image selected for the page (which is not the image above… but of a young woman standing beneath a large tree at the water’s edge. She has one arm extended so it looks as if she’s holding hands with the tree… a great image that sort of sums up the theme of the book – pay attention. Trees are our friends. We need to be kind to them or pay the consequences…)
Deep Roots:How Trees Sustain Our Planet is back on my desk for a few days. This is part of the Orca Footprints series (Orca Book Publishers) and, like the other books in this series, it looks beeee-u-tee-ful! Jenn at Orca is doing a great job with these titles and it’s so exciting to see things coming together! My next task is to add a few more captions (some of the images have changed) and then provide nitty gritty finishing touches like the dedication and acknowledgements… Soon, soon we will have a book on hand!