Hill agreed to vacate Luna under the stipulation that a 200 ft perimeter around the tree would be entirely preserved. Rigid with terror, I couldn't imagine how clinging to a tiny wooden platform for dear life could possibly be part of the answer to the prayer I had sent to Creation that day on the Lost Coast. Indeed, when she first climbed into Luna, she had no way of knowing the harrowing weather conditions and the attacks on her and her cause. Julia Butterfly Hill, October 21, 2000. She had no idea of the loneliness she would face or that her feet wouldn't touch ground for more than two years.
She's also the daughter of an itinerant preacher and wife. Her story is told as completely as possible in this enthralling book. Hill did her campai I remember this from the late 90's. Rigid with terror, I couldn't imagine how clinging to a tiny wooden platform for dear life could possibly be part of the answer to the prayer I had sent to Creation that day on the Lost Coast. Anche dopo averlo finito resta quasi impossibile credere alla vicenda di questa ragazza che è riuscita a vivere due anni su un albero, in mezzo a tempeste, letteralmente sotto la neve, assediata da taglialegna che la vessavano per farla scendere e riprendere a tagliare le sequoie.
During her stay at the top of Luna, Hill endured harsh weather conditions, harassment from overhead helicopters, physical pursuits by Pacific Lumber Co. I had asked to be of service. I really enjoyed reading about the experience and emotion of living in and loving a tree for two years. I also received a brief education of forest conservation issues, and I now have a desire to learn even more. At first I thought it would be dull- how could I read a story about a woman living in a tree? I suppose if I look back or down, as the case may be , my being here isn't all that accidental.
The foundation is sponsored by the nonprofit Trees Foundation, which works toward the conservation and preservation of forest ecosystems. And she seems to have succeeded in her cause - in spite of an attack on Luna in 2001, Luna still stands here 6 years later. I knew that before reading this book and I'm even more convinced now. We paid our own way as much as possible; I got my first job when I was about five years old, helping my brothers with lawn work. To make a redwood deck? Because the educational materials she had access to were provided by her support system, which was Earth First! She also helped stop a giant corporation from destroying the health and property of a neighborhood of people, and I will always be in awe of her years spent in sacrifice. She couldn't predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna. The awesome power of Mother Nature had reduced me to a groveling half-wit fighting fear with a paper fork.
Just think of it my friends. As a person who is non-religious and even irreligious I am often sorry to find religion as such a motivator for action. I live in a tree called Luna. Most of us will fall far short of that but reading this book may help us to understand how a mere mortal such as Julia came to be a familiar name to many of us. The awesome power of Mother Nature had reduced me to a groveling half-wit fighting fear with a paper fork. If you have ever been called a tree-hugger, environmentalist, then this book is for you. What is Luna's legacy after all these years? Alcuni abitanti, ormai senza più un'abitazione ed un posto dove vivere, distrutti e senza un futuro di serenità, si scagliano contro la Pacific Lumber, la segheria della zona, ma.
Hill does a good job of relating the reality of living in a tree faced with people who want nothing more than to cut the tree out from underneath her. Her tree-sit ends after an agreement is successfully negotiated that will save Luna and some of the surrounding trees. I give all honor and glory and my humblest gratitude to the Creator for giving me the gift of Life in Love held so delicately in each and every breath, and for guiding me to an experience where I could learn the power, magic, and understanding of just how incredible this gift truly is. I would never spend two years in a tree. Believing that one person could make a difference, Julia climbed the tree with the support of an organization called Earth First! La testimonianza del suo racconto è tanto incredibile quanto capace di commuovere e meravigliare. Do we choose to hide our heads in the sand, or do we choose to face the challenge and become stronger and more compassionate people as the result? I loved this book and I love Ms Butterfly Hill!!! Hill took photos and videos to document the time she spent in the tree, and there are images in that depict the gassing and burning of the California Redwoods.
I really enjoyed reading about the experience and emotion of living in and loving a tree for two years. I didn't enjoy the political parts as much. She lacked depth and thoughtfulness. A very touching and inspirational story. She couldn't predict the pain of being an eyewitness to the attempted destruction of one of the last ancient redwood forests in the world, nor could she anticipate the immeasurable strength she would gain or the life lessons she would learn from Luna.
This book was in no way inspirational to me and was kind of frustrating to remember that people think like her. The force was so great that the stereo burst out of its console and bent the stick shift. I enjoyed this trip into a mind in some ways very different from mine - and in other ways, so close. Her familiarity with Luna emboldens her to climb to the very top branches in her bare feet and with nothing to protect her. When I see a struggle, I see an opportunity for transformation. While her cause happened to be good, and those others we see as bad, the motivations are the same.
She says she was unaware of the cause when she volunteered for the tree sit, which I think is great. We can all draw strength from her commitment to fight against the destructive forces of human greed and callousness. Julia Butterfly Hill is my hero. Though I was wearing a seat belt, which prevented me from being thrown through the windshield, my head snapped back into the seat, then slammed forward onto the steering wheel, jamming my right eye into my skull. No matter what we do to her, short of blowing her up, the earth will endure and life will endure on her. This is a quick and easy read. Even though the idea of the book is eternal hope and optimism, I finished the book thinking one simple thing; People suck.
For this is truly a book that all nature lovers will most likely relate to, and cherish for all time. I had asked for guidance on what to do with my life. My father was an itinerant preacher who traveled the country's heartland preaching from town to town and church to church. Overall, I really liked the book when reading about the experience and emotions of Julia Butterfly. On the most part, Julie Butterfly Hill stays on the right side of this line and I'm amazed at how she survived 738 days in an ancient redwood in California to try a I would never spend two years in a tree.