13 November 2015

L'Homme qui Plantait des Arbres is a short story by Jean Giono. Giono was called up to the French army at the outbreak of World War One, this experience turned him into a lifelong pacifist.

The story tells the tale of a shepherd who removed himself from the world and lived out his days planting trees. Unaware of both the great wars which rocked Europe he works on relentlessly and happily, just as Jean Giono himself tirelessly and quietly continued his work.