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Sat May 14, 2016, 03:02 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2cqQA_zsKY

"I am his Hands. He is My Eyes."

"Enough slime this week. Now meet two men from the Chinese village of Yeli who have made the most of it. Jia Haixia is blind; his best friend Jia Wenqi lost his arms as a child. Since 2002, they have spent their days planting trees for the environment and for future generations. Despite their respective hardships, they say, "When we work together, two become one." At first, the village was skeptical the men could overcome what was "a wasteland." Today, their over 10,000 new trees guard the village "like green soldiers." "Planting trees has become an important mission of ours," says Haixia. "It may be hard financially, but we're so delighted spiritually." Humanity may yet prevail."


Video also at: http://www.commondreams.org/further/2016/05/13/i-am-his-hands-he-my-eyes

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Response to kadaholo (Original post)

Sat May 14, 2016, 04:17 PM

1. How inspiring. This reminds of a monologue about planting trees in Anton Ckehov's play Uncle Vanya

... if mankind is happy a thousand years from now I shall have been partly responsible in my small way for their happiness. When I plant a young birch tree and see it budding and swaying in the wind, my heart swells with pride

...when I cross peasant-forests which I have saved from the ax, or hear the rustling of the young trees which I have set out with my own hands, I feel as if I had had some small share in improving the climate, ....



Read more at http://www.monologuearchive.com/c/chekhov_007.html#xV7pzpgxQ6rubpqC.99





I just watched it for the first time yesterday on DVD. The monologue jumped out at me and immediately came to mind when isae your post.

Really inspiring men. Thank you.





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Sat May 14, 2016, 04:40 PM

2. Thank you

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