I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree.
My uncle recently sent me a message, and in it he said,
“That on which we choose to fix our gaze becomes the reality we embrace.”
It got me thinking about how so many of you have “fixed your gaze” on the project, and because of this, have pushed it forward to becoming a reality. We have raised $3800 and are currently at the midway mark, two weeks after the Kickstarter launch and two weeks left to go. The support that continues to roll in, has given us a huge running start in accomplishing one of our main goals: sharing Victor’s story. It’s been passed around, shared, and acted upon. And boy I’ll tell you, it sure is something to see. My fellow documentarian and good friend Matt Figler put it perfectly when he called it a “family tree”.
One branch of my family tree is River Gods, a little bar and restaurant that I like to call home, and work. The owners of River Gods have decided to help us tackle that last leg of our Kickstarter goal by holding a fundraiser on Valentine’s Day called 10,000 TREES OF LOVE. This event will be filled with scrumptious desserts, drizzled with drinks named after Victor and his trees, packed with raffles and enticing prizes, and garnished with lovely music by Boston’s favorite DJs: The Weekly Wax.
If you’re single, this event will top sitting at home pretending Valentine’s day isn’t really happening. If you just started seeing somebody but you don’t know what to do on such an overly romantic holiday, this will be the perfect icebreaker. If you’re in a relationship and just the happiest lover on the planet, skip the typical dinner/movie/roses charade and come BE a part of a movie.
At 8pm on St. Valentine’s Day, or just good ol’ Monday, February the 14th of 2011, we’re inviting you to engage in 10,000 TREES OF LOVE at River Gods located at 125 River St. which is right off Central Square in Cambridge, MA.
Since I’m feeling all pensive and ‘quotey’ tonight, I’ll leave you with the words of Irishman William Butler Yeats:
“If what I say resonates with you, it is merely
because we are both branches on the same tree.”
— Sarah Ginsburg