BeautyScope 165: Amputation


the tree
weeps blood
for its severed limb
...
beauty 
in unresolvable grief

12 comments:

  1. That looks so very painful, doesn't it? Trees are such majestic things. I remember once as a kid reading a magazine article about trees. There was a picture showing two trees in a field with one of the branches reaching out to the other one. It made me cry. I think I was only about 12 but was feeling kind of astounded with the thought that trees communicate with each other that way.

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    1. Wow, what a beautiful story!
      I wish people loved trees more around here instead of worrying about the mess of leaves and bark they drop. Our house is one of only a few that has large trees surrounding it, and the bird life is amazing! Xo JJ

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  2. Looks disturbing...Our neighbor had a huge tree in his yard that I could see from the window of my kitchen. It was a beautiful tree and there were always so many birds enjoying life or having a rest on its branches. One time I even saw a couple of gigantic parrots there. And then one day the neighbor decided that the tree obscures his view, that it takes too much light. And he just cut it. I was so upset, I really felt like I lost a friend...

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  3. That reminds us again of the amazing resilience of the tree....weeping for healing.... your picture AND words meld together so well. Trees are healing for humans if they take time to be with them... D&M xxxx

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    1. Thankyou. I think this tree was on your property :-) Keep your eyes peeled!

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  4. autsch!
    you know - i hug trees. but only after asking them for permission.
    you would love it here - we´r surrounded with huge trees and no neighbors to chop them :-)
    hug you! (although you´r not a tree)
    xxxxx

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    1. I love your German spelling of our ouch!
      I hug trees, and large rocks. You can feel the tree swaying...it's full of life. The Rock on the other hand is so grounded and still...and warm.

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    2. yes - warm! our soft sandstone rocks here seem very alive.......
      xxxxx

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    1. Indeed! But somehow still beautiful...at least to my eyes :-)

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  6. When the tears of trees
    petrify people find they
    valuable as gem

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