The bonsai is not you working on the tree; you have to have the tree work on you.
John Naka

The Atomic Tree

The Atomic Tree

Oct 26, 2019-- This moving video takes us on a journey into the memories of one of the world's most revered trees, a 400 year old Japanese white pine bonsai. The tree's rings hold stories from its inception as a tiny seed, through its early years surrounded by monks who prayed in the surrounding forest. It holds memories of sunlight and purifying rain. Tended by the loving touch and care of five generations of the Yamaki family, the tree and the family survived the devastation of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In 1976 it was gifted to the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. where it remains as a symbol of the merger of lives, forests, and the human family. (1916 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionExperience the love of trees through these shared writings. [more]



Quote Bulletin


There is more power in unity, than in division.
Emanuel Cleaver

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 244,998 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Oct 23: On Being Alone (5,252 reads) Nov 14: A Tribute to Mary Oliver (4,908 reads) Oct 4: What Does it Mean to Love Someone? (4,742 reads) Oct 11: The Understory: Life Beneath the Forest Floor (4,734 reads) Nov 11: How Emotions Change the Shape of Our Hearts (7,653 reads)

More ...