28 February 2014

Tall tree time


Some of the old tall trees among which the students come and go, along with me, from building to building, and issue to issue, and day to day, as another academic year flows by and another tree ring is laid down inside, making twenty-one rings in all in there, I think, since I first passed by these towering trunks. Twenty-one thin tree rings to mark my passing. That's all.

11 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

And? Are you sometimes thinking, humming, singing "Non,je ne regret rien"?
Or something Piaf-like? :)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Nope. Never doing that. But not singing or thinking, "Oui, je regrette beaucoup" either. Often thinking, "What's the point?" though, at least sometimes, though much less so recently. And often just thinking, "Nice trees, lovely sky..."

Sean Jeating said...

:)
Somehow I knew you would prefer the "beaucoup" to the "rien".
Yes! Nice trees, lovely sky.

John Gray said...

Photo IS IIMPRESSIVE
Even on a Friday night

Elephant's Child said...

Nice trees, lovely sky is much more comforting than quite a lot of the rubbish my mind brings up.
Thanks for the reminder.

Claude said...

This is a bit taller than I can look, without bending uncomfortably backside.

CalumCarr said...

"Twenty-one thin tree rings to mark my passing. That's all."

But it's not all, Andrew. You know there is much more to your 21 years there.

Indeed, there would be little to life if it were measured in the physical dimension only as you infer. There are times when I have measured my life in a minimalist way but, even then, I knew in my heart I was wrong. Such was my 'down-ness' my hearts knowledge was insufficient to break through.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

That's all that's in the trees.

There is more in other things, including in the 21 years of students I suppose; but it will mean nothing in the end (you will disagree), but I am quite comfortable with that, right now. Right now I need to get out and drive with my Lady over the hills to Tillicoultry (which means, derived from the Gaelic, "the mount at the back of the country", apparently), then to Stirling, then home, again, and onward...

CalumCarr said...

Sterling and Stirling!

CherryPie said...

Very fine trees they are too too :-)

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

No Calum, we did not set foot in the big Sterling furniture shop. Tillicoultry had other reasons for our visit.

Agreed Cherie, fine trees