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Monday, November 06, 2017

Reader's Diary #1693- Robin Quackenbush: The Oak and the Willow


The first three quarters of Robin Quackenbush's "The Oak and the Willow" reminded me very much of the Indigenous folk tales, parables, and origin stories that I've read. It is not until the end and mention of a prince that that effect was lost, but the story of a pair of sentient trees remained charming.

As for messages one could take away, I'll have to spend some time thinking on that, perhaps re-reading the story. Though the fact that these are two different species of trees was not lost on me.

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