The Scene And The (Un)Seen

This tree standing out there all by itself surely means something:

Perhaps, a fighter who has survived where others around have perished? Buffeted by the elements and time as evidenced by the foliage blown leeward and up, its twisted trunk defiantly pushing its way skyward. To be overwhelmed by the falling snow? Not quite likely, going by its past.

Firm grounding and adapting to its surroundings appear to be the message for survival.  Sounds contradictory?

Or, is it the Tree of Life without its birds, standing up on its last legs in the face of imminent ecological disaster?

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It could even be symbolic of the lonely struggle waged by a soul reaching for a higher plane,

Check it out at 

 http://redtreetimes.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/ratio-decidendi/

for the true story of this fine painting from the artist GC Myers (its creator)!

Again on ‘Scenery’ of two short of  hundred words in response to Aheila’s challenge at: http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/.

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7 Responses to The Scene And The (Un)Seen

  1. mish says:

    Very thought-provoking . The visual/tangible versus the symbolic/intangible … the scene/seen versus the unseen ? Nice play on words !

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  2. Dana says:

    I agree with mish–this piece is very thought-provoking. I enjoyed it!

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  3. Kannan says:

    I thought you had a better explanation for the picture than that provided by the creator. If I have understood correctly, he thinks pure truth should prevail over rationalisation. Then honour killings are justified! ‘Rationale for decision’ is not just about rationalising based on owns views but take into others as well.
    Kannan

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  4. trisha says:

    this is beautiful way of looking at tree. trees are great fighters and noble souls.

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  5. Subha says:

    Thought provoking and reasons are interesting

    M

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  6. Al Cyone says:

    Proper attribution requires identifying the artist, GC Myers, in the post itself (e.g. as a caption to the image). Crediting “Bramha” as its creator and providing a link (which many will not follow) is insufficient.

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