“the old man told me that this tower is older than anyone can remember. And that the door to the tower is always open for this tower defends all living things and has no enemies except for time itself’.
In Puglia in the south of Italy there are thousands of ancient olive trees, many dating back to the time of Christ. As they get old and gnarled and bent from the wind some times they need to be propped up with blocks, or they break.
The concept of the tree of life needing human intervention in the same way to stay alive makes a curious parallel with our current condition.
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