Thursday, April 23, 2009

In class we were discussing how in Power... why trees matter so much when talking about the earth and heritage. How the roots grow deep and the tree grows higher. This made me think of Pocahontas and the talking tree. The tree is the tree of wisdom and Pocahontas goes to her for help. I think that this captures a lot of what we were talking about and how trees represent wisdom and knowledge. Also the tree knew her mother and can relate it to Pocahontas. So it is a kind of different way to look at a family tree. The tree is also old... kind of like mother nature. So like in Power how the trees are a symbol of past generations and the tribe is about the elders being in control, they too value what is older. (Press the talking tree to see the you tube video).

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