Filmed on 27 January 2015; published on 28 January 2015; transcribed on 3 October 2018
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
A nature spirit story for you! There is an edited Summary after the Video.
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Here is a little place, I see, where people have been sitting under a beautiful tree … A live oak tree. And here [shows stumps used as seats on the ground] they have taken a couple of stumps, and made them into seats.
And over here [shows big oak tree branch on the ground] on this long branch of the oak tree … looks like it broke off and fell down, and now it has become quite the bearer of oak leaves once more. So it is living just fine there … which is often the case with these California live oak trees.
And over here, where nobody will bother it … because I forgot my cats eye marbles today … So I looked around, and I asked the nature spirits if it would be ok to put one of the stones from outside, over here [on the ground under the tree] as a present for them.
And they said: Those are our stones now!
So then I saw some nails lying around on the dirt outside. And I know that those nails are very bad for the birds and the animals … that they eat them, and that it can injure them.
And so I said to the nature spirits: Well, how would it be if I were to pick up these nails and take them back, because I would not want them to harm your animals?
And they said: Oh, that would be fine!
So then I had a thought … Someone suggested to me, mind to mind; a young person that I know said: What if you were to take some of those stones, and make a circle for the nature spirits?
And so I asked the nature spirits, and they said: Oh, yes, we would like that!
So after I picked up the nails, I picked the prettiest stones I could, around the area, and this is what I made, as a present for the nature spirits. I hope they like it ok …
Image: “Gift for Nature Spirits,” by Alice B. Clagett, 28 January 2015, CC BY-SA 4.0
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