It is strange and mysterious – as she said. Just an hour ago, I was eating my breakfast and chatting with a local waitress when she mentioned this special place I had never heard of. When she whispered, “tree of life,” her eyes lit up as if she was talking about something very sacred.
Now I am standing in front of it. What a remarkable sight! This majestic tree is living in the air, straddling two rocks as if it has a special power to sustain itself in this lonely place. I feel as if the tree is inviting me to enter its world, opening its twisted arms in a friendly gesture. As I approach it a bizarre, unexpected but welcome feeling of calm floods my body.
I feel I am under the influence of something much bigger than me. No longer is my brain spinning at unsustainable speeds but quite the opposite, it is calm in a good, nurtured way. Now is forever, as if yesterday and tomorrow never existed. I feel alive, contented and joyful. The tree of life. Yes, indeed.
Shot with the Fujifilm GFX50S.
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