Here’s some help to clear your cob webs from last night. Pearl Fryar, in a “A Man Named Pearl“, is a 68-year old man with no education in horticulture. He creates an astonishing topiary garden in an economically depressed Bishopville, S.C. He infects his entire community and thousands of visitors who come to visit each year. Pearl is a soft-spoken, humble, hard-working and self-made man. An inspiration like no other. Here is a 2-minute trailer to wet your appetite.
- They really didn’t want him in this neighborhood because he wouldn’t keep up his yard
- There will always be obstacles in life. You can’t let those obstacles determine where you are going to go
- The man can tame trees
- The garden feels like it has a spirit within it
- I wanted to create a feel that when you walked through, you felt differently than when you started
This 75-minute “Sunday-morning” feeling documentary is available instantly on Netflix or at Amazon here. I watched this film 18-months ago. This man, his work and the feeling of his garden are still close…
Sources: Background and bio from Amazon