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six ways to sunday

He´s forgotten the names of trees

His thoughts are like the chattering birds

They flutter as they please

And build their nests of scattered words

 

The children stop and smile

They offer him their candy bar

They sometimes stay a while

And remind him of who they are.

 

But there are days when he´ll recall

The forest in the fall

When we can walk together, and he´s fine.

 

There are precious days like that

When he can name them all --

The ash, the elm, the beech, the oak, the pine.

 

-- lyrics by Tom Paxton, The Names of Trees

 

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Our Daily Challenge: Six

 

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the geek behind the curtain: i suppose this is a "cheat." at least in terms of the challenge. the idea was: five types of trees named in the song, plus the idea of trees in general, which is fading from the memory of the character in the song, added together to make six -- none of which is depicted directly here anyhow. more like this is Memory Itself fading among trees, and the trees remain while the individual becomes only a trace ...

 

this is only TWO layers ... can you believe it? it boggles my mind ... a simple path and trees from this past weekend, on sunday, and also from sunday a shot of a long-haired skater dude with his hands in his hair, resting and talking. he been blurred, rippled, and all kinds of filtered before dumping him in a transparent way into this hard-edged scene.

 

where does memory go when it goes?

maybe down this path, winding away into shadows or clouds ...

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Taken on February 5, 2012