Enough slime this week. So meet two men from the Chinese village of Yeli: Jia Haixia, who is blind, and his best friend Jia Wenqi, who has no arms. For 13 years, they have spent their days planting trees; today, over 10,000 guard the village "like green soldiers." "When we work together, two become one," says Haixia. "It may be hard financially, but we're so delighted spiritually." Humanity may yet prevail.
How valiant this primate species can be when rising above their evolutionary origins and in the face of adversity.
Life becomes poetry.
In all seriousness
This is the kind of work
All of us must do
It is about Trees
It is not about Trees
It takes a blind Man
To Make us See with the Heart
It takes a Man with no Arms
To show us how the Work is Done
simply pure elegance
It is important to make use of the time of our lives, here two noble souls make the planet better. Thanks for this human story.
To Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi I dedicate this painting to you:
A beautiful gesture on your part.
Thank you. There is always something we can do and planting trees always made sense to me.
Wangari Maathai lives. "When we're working together, we don't feel disabled at all. We're a team." Jean Giono's man who planted trees has become two old men in China.