the tree that never gave (a sh*t about me)

by Stormfish February. 18, 2014 3014 views

…and it doesn't have to! :-) i am happy with it just being in my neighborhood, part of my daily walks with the dog, greeted with a fleeting smile when i pass by it on my way to work.

it's not "my tree", it's just the biggest, oldest (and as far as i've heard, governmentally protected), widely respected tree in my urban vicinity. it's an (european) sycamore, one of the most common trees around, and it only grew as big and beautiful because it as had this space been made for it right in the middle of our city park.

i do not love nature. nature truly does not love me. we have a relationship nevertheless that is binding and demanding and mostly fulfilling. i'm not even sure if it is based on mutual respect and understanding (in fact, i doubt it), but it has always been real, always undefined and never been without passion.

i know that nature will win in the end. this tree, over 100 years old, has already seen 3 generation come and go. it will hopefully shake it's branches and spend its shade even in 300 years, when we are long gone and these pictures have evaporated into digital nirvana.

bäckeranlage, zureich kreis 4 [de.wikipedia.org]

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Larry Sample 3 years, 11 months ago

Indeed. I think that

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Mehdi Zahirnia 5 years, 9 months ago

Lovely post. It is good for us to be reminded of our mortality...

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Roxanne 5 years, 9 months ago

how fantastic.

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Jacki 5 years, 9 months ago

What a beauty it is... this reminds me of my "tree portraits"... somehow I often feel they deserve it. :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 5 years, 9 months ago

Sorry about that tree!Sometimes they have a hard time expressing their feelings..

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 9 months ago

:))

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 9 months ago

Far more my type of image! :-)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
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