for this week.
When God was creating trees for earth one of the first trees he created was the boab. However, Boab was not satisfied with having a wonderful root system and a trunk which could hold water to aid its survival through years of drought.
Boab was not content with these attributes and complained to God that all the other trees grew faster and were prettier than it was.
As each new tree was created Boab complained more and more. Finally, all the new trees grew tired of Boab’s complaining and sought intervention from God.
God, also, had grown tired of Boab’s complaints. So he travelled around the world, ripped all boab trees out of the ground, turned them upside down and replanted them in the hole left by its root system.
And that is why the ancient boab tree looks like it does today.
At least that is what we were told while in South Africa… and who am I to question a local’s explanation.
I may have embellished a little, but why let the truth stand in the way of a good yarn. 🙂