Trees

Posted on March 25, 2011

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3 Lunchbreaks …

In my park there are 2 trees. At first impression they look like 1, but closer inspection reveals they are 2. Two that have grown side by side with interlocking branches. Part of one is drawn here. A bit rushed though, because it would have taken me many more lunchbreaks to sketch it with all the notches and marks that reveal the passage of time.

I wonder if these 2 coexist or are they inseparable. If one dies, will the other also?

Got me thinking about relationships and reminded me of a quote from a good book (but bad movie):

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.”

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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