"The Forest Is Crying" first appeared in The Earth Strikes Back, edited by Richard Chizmar; Mark Zeising Books, 1994. Copyright (c) 1994 by Charles de Lint.
There are seven million homeless children on the streets of Brazil. Are vanishing trees being reborn as unwanted children?
-Gary Snyder, from "The Practice of the Wild"
The real problem is, people think life is a ladder, and it's really a wheel.
-Pat Cadigan, from "Johnny Come Home"