Patience, as taught by bonsai trees, requires an ever-expanding view of time and the world.
The “old ways” didn’t work any longer, and they didn’t know what to do.
Human beings have had a long time to figure out the rules by which the world — and the universe in which it goes around — works.
I found myself always afraid that I would make an error and the tree would reflect that mistake.
At a time when every value of their society was being questioned, we were there to teach “better” ways.
Communication is difficult. There are too many uncertainties, and many are barriers we don’t recognize.
The fact that humans have had difficulty with communication has been obvious throughout time.