Awhile back I posted about the Leur L’existence-Tree Project and included images of terra cotta pots filled to the brim with composted soil…well…voila
It has been so fun to watch and wait and tend to these little pots of earth hoping for something wonderful to happen!
For those who aren’t familiar with the Tree Project this is a quote from Hiroshi Sunairi, the project’s artist and coordinator:
Over sixty years ago, the city of Hiroshima was burnt to ashes by one nuclear bomb and people thought that nothing would grow for 75 years. However, sprouts sprung up from the remains of burnt trees and weeds came out of the ground. The trees that still live from the time of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima are called, Hibaku trees (A-bombed trees). This new life gave encouragement to the people who had lost hope.
I encourage you to visit treeproject.blogspot.com to learn more about the Hibaku trees and see images of other sprouts and their owners. I am grateful to be a part of the project in this small way and what a way to spread the idea of hope amidst ashes-joy in the face of despair and new growth for a beautiful future!!
Happy Hibaku Birthday!!