If you are a poet, you will see clearly
that there is a cloud floating in this sheet of paper.
Without a cloud, there will be no rain;
without rain, the trees cannot grow:
and without trees, we cannot make paper.
The cloud is essential for the paper to exist.
If the cloud is not here, the sheet of paper cannot
be here either.
-Thich Nhat Hanh -
To make a table you need wood,
to make wood you need a tree
to make a tree you need a seed,
to make a seed you need a fruit
to make a fruit you need a flower,
to make a table you need a flower.
To make a flower you need a branch,
to make a branch you need a tree
to make a tree you need a forest,
to make a forest you need a mountain
to make a mountain you need earth,
to make the earth you need a flower
to make everything you need a flower.
- Gianni Rodari -