Thursday, August 25, 2011

Theme Thursday -- Trees

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Hosted by Reading Between Pages.

Anyone can participate in it.
The rules are simple:
•A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
•Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
•Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
•It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word) Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This week’s theme is – TREES (Plants/Greenery)

This week I didn’t have any trouble finding something to fit the theme. The problem was deciding which part to use. It is a long conversation and I couldn’t put the whole thing here so I had to pick just a piece.

“Why one or two? At present, I allow, we must have forests, for the atmosphere. Presently we find a chemical substitute. And then, why any natural trees? I foresee nothing but the art tree all over the earth. In fact, we clean the planet.”

“Do you mean,” put in a man called Gould, “that we are to have no vegetation at all?”

“Exactly. You shave your face: even in the English fashion, you shave him every day. One day we shave the planet.”

“I wonder what the birds will make of it?”

-- That Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis


fredamans said...

Awesome snippet!

Cat said...

Fantastic snippet - a conversation about trees which does sound rather frightening.

Cristina said...

Interesting snippet.
I'm having trouble posting today. Hope this gets to you.