The Grandfather Tree
air is so fresh and clean, the perfume of the flowers is rich, and the
sun a huge golden ball, sending down a very gentle heat. The trees are
waving their arms in welcome. They have been waiting for you to come
into your special garden, and the trees want to talk to you. If you
listen you can hear them saying: "Coming to me, come to me."
is one tree that stands out from the others. He is very, very old. He
is the grandfather of all the trees, and he is full of knowledge and
wisdom. There is nothing this tree doesn't know. He has been watching
what happens around him ever since he was a young sapling.
has a very thick trunk and big, big roots going out through the earth.
As they go down into the depths of the earth, these roots push the
earth up, making mounds big enough to sit on. This Grandfather Tree has
plenty of branches with beautiful green leaves, so many leaves it's a
wonder he can hold the branches as high in the air as he does.
breeze is rustling the grass and the leaves on the trees are making
sounds that are like the purest music one could imagine.
want you to walk up to the Grandfather Tree. As you approach the trunk
of this tree, you will see there is a door with a little handle. I want
you to open this door and go inside. Close the door quietly behind you
now, and you will find the inside of the tree is lit with a golden
glow. In this glow, you can see passageways going through the branches.
There is also another pathway going down the trunk into the roots.
don't you go and investigate? You have plenty of time to choose which
way to go. I wonder what you will find? I think there are rooms off
these passageways that hold all sorts of knowledge. Some have lots of
toys. There are always people around to keep you company whom you can
talk to. They will be able to answer your questions. If you want to
remain on your own, you only have to say so and you can go into the
room of your choice and do the things you most want to do.
I shall now leave you to explore your special tree......