Friday, October 25, 2013

A Tree's Long (fantasy) Life in Death


What kid will be brave enough to knock on this door come Halloween? Actually, it looks pretty friendly, though the treats may prove too small to satisfy.

You can be forgiven if you don't recognize this intimate home in Princeton right off the bat.

Here's a hint: a stump along Hamilton Ave. bedecked with autumn clematis.

Here's another hint, across the sidewalk from the stump--the elegantly set table with an eternal bottle of wine ready for the guests who never seem to arrive.

If a tree must die, there is comfort in knowing it will live a long and productive life after death, feeding the micromultitudes and the imaginations of passersby, yielding ever so slowly its grip on the ground.

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