"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Friday, September 14, 2018

CitySketch: Trees

The trees of the city – not the ones in the parks but the ones in the sidewalks and courtyards, surrounded by concrete – watch over us the way our elders always have, with understanding and indulgence.

They say, “It is possible to survive even the strangulation of your roots.”

They say, “Make a home in me, little birds, and let your hatchlings grow here.”

They say, “Take some oxygen; it’s free.”

They say, “We are all going to die. It’s OK. We may all live again. Who’s to say?”