Shades of Black and White: Witnesses of Time Passing By – A Collection of Fine Art Photos
Atree is not simply a large plant whose ligneous stem branches out from a certain height above the ground. A tree for us is first and foremost a witness to the passing of time.
A tree is motionless. It seems frozen in time. But it is not dead yet. Its foliage varies with the seasons. Its antlers are affected by the winds. He is a living being because he feeds. But he is slow, very slow. Its growth is so long that it ends up becoming invisible to human observers. A tree can know generations of the same family. He becomes a witness to all their stories. He is also the guarantor of the many secrets that everyone will confide to it. When you trust a tree, you can be sure that nothing will ever be repeated.
A tree occupies the same position all its life if we except the fact that somebody can move it. But this change will not happen on its own. A tree chooses where it wants to grow and flourish. If a place does not suit him, he does not push. He becomes a privileged witness of the movements of the world that unfold around him. It memorizes every detail, whether during the day or at night, or during the four seasons.
The tree symbolizes timelessness. It is not subject to fashions. it is solid, calm, serene. It will never change. It can serve as a reference to all those who want to use it as a beacon.
The tree perfectly symbolizes a human. It is born, grows up, evolves in its shape and according to the seasons, feeds itself, defends itself, then it disappears taking with him all the secrets that will have been entrusted to it. When a tree dies, it is a witness of the passing time that goes away.
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