So now, we're recommending children's books? Actually, I just listened to an interview with Christopher Cerf and Paige Peterson, authors of "Blackie, the Horse Who Stood Still". The connection between the story of this beloved horse who "mostly stood still," the "slow growth" movement, and the preservaton of Open Space (a beloved topic here at The Nocturnes) is undeniable.
The true story of this horse who stood still in a pasture brings a tear to the eye and is worth having a look at, I think - for the backstory, alone!
Read more at SFGate: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/27/DDG0CLCGAR1.DTL&type=books
(from The Nocturnes NightNews feed)