Every day we have things roll back across our desks and into our lives that are symbols of the past. At times, we smile and move on, and other times, they elicit memories that are deep and without specificity. I get a lot of use from the resources at Open Culture, and today I had a chance to watch Shel Silverstein recite The Giving Tree from 1973. I was never a huge poetry fan, and I think that I missed an opportunity to love words in a totally different way. I hope that you enjoy this nine minutes as much as I did.