Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Remains of a Tree
The remains of the tree wait to be felled and chipped: it was diseased, it has to go. New trees will be planted for the next generation.
But this week it makes a statement. An old, gnarled hand is giving the finger to xenophobia. Those who have squandered yet another opportunity to call on our better selves are beneath its contempt.
Note: "The Remains of the Day" by British novelist Kazuo Ishiguro is a good read.