Ì The Giving Tree ✓ Download by Å Shel Silverstein
Ì The Giving Tree ✓ Download by Å Shel Silverstein Once There Was A Treeand She Loved A Little Boy So Begins A Story Of Unforgettable Perception, Beautifully Written And Illustrated By The Gifted And Versatile Shel SilversteinEvery Day The Boy Would Come To The Tree To Eat Her Apples, Swing From Her Branches, Or Slide Down Her Trunkand The Tree Was Happy But As The Boy Grew Older He Began To Want From The Tree, And The Tree Gave And Gave And GaveThis Is A Tender Story, Touched With Sadness, Aglow With Consolation Shel Silverstein Has Created A Moving Parable For Readers Of All Ages That Offers An Affecting Interpretation Of The Gift Of Giving And A Serene Acceptance Of Another S Capacity To Love In Return
We decided to read The Giving Tree as well as three other Christmas books Had I foreseen what was about to transpire I would have omitted The Giving Tree from my selection.
Allow me to replay said event The setting Mommy and Daddy s bed.
After a torturous time of getting my kids to brush their teeth, put on their pajamas, and convinced that they should only bring two stuffed animals apiece to bed, I began to read the books The first book went well The kids laughed My wife and I smiled The second book was just as good as the first book More laughter More smiles Then it w HEY, KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS COME OVER HERE AND read THIS Okay, this some motherfuckin fucked up shit right here The Giving Tree is the straight up wack story of how this selfish little ass faced prick kicks it with this full on saintly tree Ever thin fine for a while, y all, with the lil prick all gettin up in there an sayin to the tree, Yeah, you know you mah bitch, but then all of a sudden, this jumped up prick go through puberty, get his chia on or some such shit, and so he s off screwin the skank ass bitches on the block all damn day and can t spare one motherfuckin minute for this poor old tree who waitin for him and lookin all motherfuckin sad an droopy an shit So this little punk ass bitch come up on the tree this is a motherfuckin tree, hear and ask her cuz she a sexy ass lady tree fo some g s Well, the tree is all, like, I ain t got no cash, bitch What part o me
I recently read this book to my little boy It s not the first time I ve read it It s probably not even the tenth time But it s the first time I ve read the book in a decade, and given the fact that my memory is like a cheese grater, I like to think I got a pretty fresh experience The result is this I honestly don t know how I feel about this book Even if you haven t read the story, you probably know the gist of it A tree loves a young boy and gives away pieces of itself to the boy to make the boy happy On one hand, this story can be taken as an open, honest exhortation toward selfless Agape style love Love which asks nothing Love which gives everything On the other hand, this story can be read as a horrifying condemna I know that many people have a sentimental love for this book, and I respect that you can t rationalize emotional connection And generally, I like this author But with this book, since it inspired no real emotional response in me, I am left with only the rational perspective, which in me was this This book troubles me deeply, because it enshrines self destructive and self pitying martyrdom as the paragon of love for others And I think there is already far too much of this in our society This book seems to say that if you really love someone else, you will damage yourself, cripple yourself, tear down your boundaries, destroy yourself for them And further, it implies that those who are loved must by nature use and de