I had a favorite book as a child, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. It’s the story of a boy and the tree that loved him. He would climb in her branches, and eat her apples and nap in her shade. But the boy grows and spends less and less time with the tree and that makes her sad. The boy returns as a man, and the tree offers him apples so that he can have money, branches so that he can build a house, and eventually her trunk so that he can build a boat and sail away. In the end the boy returns as an old man, and the only thing the tree can offer is a stump for the man to sit on, which is all he needs and makes the tree happy.
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