assimilation

An old hinge attached to an even older tree, part of what used to be a fence and gate, caught my attention.  Look at how the tree has absorbed or grown around that hinge.  The hinge has become part of the tree.

The man made hinge is broken, useless. But that tree endures, gives shade, releases oxygen into the world, gives home to countless creatures.  All kinds of thoughts come to my mind about what we take on, what we try to make a part of ourselves, what habits we try to develop. 

What comes to your mind when you look at this image?

 

One Comment

  1. Deb – as always, your words and images make me think. Beautiful combination of textured details – the mand-made and the natural coexisting.

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