“I like to be like a big oak tree”: Willie Stargell via Mister Rogers

We discovered Mister Rogers as adults after watching artist Paul Zelavanky’s powerful 1-minute excerpts from Mister Rogers’ episodes on his YouTube Channel Mister Rogers for Adults.  A favorite: the first extraordinary 25 seconds of Rogers’ interview with Pittsburgh Pirate baseball player Willie Stargell.

It segues with the idea of trees being a verb: 

It’s a strategy, a way of being, like swimming or flying, even though to our eyes it’s happening in very slow motion. Tree-ing with no finish in sight…

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