Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Protester quote is more relevant to some than others

My dad visited the Occupy protesters in Oakland, California on Sunday, before they cleared out. This was my favorite part of his report:

I did pick up one poetic gem yesterday. A large oak tree on the side of the encampment was roped off, with a nice sign that said to keep out in order to take care of the tree. A hand scrawled sign hanging on the fence stated, "An oak tree is just a nut that decided to hold its ground." I like that.

I wrote back to him: On behalf of nuts everywhere, thanks for sharing that quote!