Within the park is a majestic tree, hundreds of years old. It is huge in size and attractive in shape. The tree is ancient and grand.
During my last visit, a young teenage girl rode her bicycle down the grass to the tree and perched on a lower branch. The scene was striking, both visually and metaphorically. Here was a contemporary girl, in her impermanent youth, connecting with an elder being who had seen the Revolutionary War. You sensed she felt a connection to the tree which was manifest in her physical interaction with it.
I previously gave you a glimpse of this scene in a truncated photo. Now, I want to show you the entire experience, both from a distance (to show the relative sizes of the two beings) and close-up (to show you their interaction).
Do you have any favorite trees?