Piece Comment

YEEB Review of Truffula Trees and We

I love the juxtaposition of an old and beloved story with a call to action. It's kind of symbolic of our maturing generation. Grace Tyler takes the listener from a place of childlike innocence to an awareness of our disconnect from nature, and finally proposes that we return to that original state of wonder. It's a wonderful message. The piece might have benefited from the establishment of a scene: a particular location in nature. That spot could have been used as an example for why we should appreciate nature, and it would have given the story a sense of place, which would have helped to ground Tyler's abstract argument.