Monday, November 5, 2012

A beautiful Video


http://vimeo.com/18305022#

This video is a film of the redwoods in California. These trees are hundreds of years old, and this video kind of follows their lives from the beginning of the forest through a poem. 

"It was very quiet all the time because the trees needed to focus on their lives"
This is my favorite line in the video. I think that trees are so much more powerful and thoughtful than humans. I know that they don't have brains, but they have to have some sort of spirit that causes them to stretch their branches out in the way that they do, and to choose how their leaves will fall and grow. I think that these decisions just aren't made as quickly as humans change, because trees are so still. But really they are growing. They are always growing, and they never stop growing, and that's why trees are awesome. 

2 comments:

  1. I love this line also: "It was very quiet all the time because the trees needed to focus on their lives"

    --of course trees live! --something "Colin Trudge" makes clear! --wood is quite a phenomenon, quie a spectacle --and exists on so many scales --even forms of "scales" are made out of forms of "wood" --look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ficus_watkinsiana_on_Syzygium_hemilampra-Iluka.jpg --at a form of "strangler fig" taking over space utilized by an unwilling host! --one answer system to forms of "competition" --battles for luminosity in densities of forests! , for instance --jut a start; "mop ore" will (usually does) follow...

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  2. A video about this form of "strangulation":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCUtpmwacoE --please go to this link and watch!

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