The Lonely Tree; A Story Of Hope & Reliance On “Strange” Things
THE LONELY TREE
A lonely tree was growing in the hot sands of a dead desert. The Sun mercilessly pierced its powerful rays into the tree every day and burned its bark. But the tree kept on living.
One day, a hawk flew over the tree. The hawk saw the tree and sat on its branch. He looked around the desert and said:
“You are a strange tree, why do you keep on living among these dead hot sands? Who needs you?”
“You,” replied the tree.
“Me? I don‘t need you!” said the hawk.
“But if not me, said the tree, you would have to sit on the hot sand instead of my branches. Someone seeing you sitting alone would say that nobody needs you, too, and would ask you what you live for. Sitting on my branches, you, hawk, think that I need you.”
The Hawk thought about it and had to agree with the tree. If there was no tree, the hawk would feel alone and useless in this vast desert.