Saturday, 2 September 2006

The revival of the dying tree

  1. In 2006, the dying tree came to the big screen in two seperate movie, Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and  Aronofsky's The Fountain. Both lead characters fought to revive a near dead tree stump.
  2. In Pan's Labyrinth, a giant toad is sucking the life out of a fig tree and it becomes the girls task to kill the creature.
  3. In The Fountain, astronaut Tommy, in 2500, is travelling  in a spaceship made of an enclosed biosphere containing the Tree of Life that somehow represents his wife, that he is taking to Xibalba to restore it to life.
  4. N.B. This page was written on the night of 2nd September 2013, and the following day my father offered me a fresh fig, the first fresh fig I have ever had since 1977 when I picked one off a tree in Ibiza

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