The Mighty Oak - A Modern Parable

People will come and go in your life. But some people will completely change your life in the process of being around. That is what my late husband, Mark, did for me. Today is the two year anniversary of the day I received the idea for this story. I was sitting on my apartment porch in Citrus Heights, CA taking a much needed break from caring for my husband who had been in hospice since August 10, 2016. I was looking at the Oak trees that landscaped the beautiful complex which inspired the story. My husband passed the following afternoon.

Doing a project like this makes my heart take flight and helps me realize a little more of how our difficult life experiences can be turned into something beautiful. I hope you enjoy this tribute.

The Mighty Oak is a story of love, loss and hope. The short film is a modern, animated parable that opens with a Mighty Oak, standing alone in a field of beautiful flowers. He has been alone for some time when a farmer comes and plants a Cherry Tree next to him. The Mighty Oak and the Cherry Tree fall in love and become entwined with one another. This love helps the Cherry Tree grow and mature and, in the end, withstand the storms that rages against her in life.