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Len Lye


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THEN THERE WAS THE FIRST GREAT MAN OF ALL TREES WHO KNEW ALL 
THINGS BY FEELING THEM WITH HIS FEET. NOW A TREE HAS ITS HEART 
IN ITS ROOTS. BECAUSE THE FIRST GREAT MAN HAD HIS HEART IN HIS 
FEET HE FOUND THE WORLD AND IT WAS A BIG BLACK LOG. THEN 
EVERYTHING WAS BLACK INSIDE AND OUT. THE GREAT MAND WANTED 
TO KNOW MORE OF WHAT HE FELT SO LONG AND HARD THAT HE MADE A 
WATERFALL OF SEEING COME OUT OF HIS HEAD AND FALL ON THE LOG. 
SO HE SAW WITH HIS HEAD WHAT HE FELT WITH HIS FEET AND IT WAS 
THE EARTH IN THE SHAPE OF A BLACK LOG. WITH HIS SEEING HE 
WATERED IT AND IT GREW GREEN BRANCHES.

 

Len Lye


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Last updated 22 August, 2001