I gather there’s going to be some sort of “Majlis Perasmian Tugu dan Pokok Demokrasi” at the site of the fabled Democracy Tree in Medan Istana across the road from the rear entrance to the Perak state government building in Ipoh at 10.00am today. It will be exactly one year after the historic 8 March 2008 general election.
More trees are expected to be planted around the Pokok Demokrasi to symbolise justice, freedom, etc
Nizar and members of his administration are expected to be present.
Meanwhile, blog reader Anna Brella has sent in some quotes on trees:
“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Wisdom of the Sands, translated from French by Stuart Gilbert.
“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson
“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies, 1928
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way.” – William Blake
“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther
“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” – John Muir
“He who plants a tree plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom, “Plant a Tree”