Friday, August 26, 2016

Two Churches and a Great Tree


“A great tree changes the look of the landscape, of course, and not only from a distance; it shapes space in the third dimension, too. An old sugar maple... sponsors a distinct kind of light and air around itself. Its shade is dense, but always sweet, I think, and never oppressive. The space that a maple articulates seems particularly hospitable to people—it's an intimate, almost domestic space... No matter how large it grows, a maple never drops its tie to the human scale; a few of its boughs invariably reach down to us so that we may climb up into them, if only in our imagination...” 
- Michael Pollan, Second Nature