This work is a part of the research to discover the ‘between-ness’ between memory and time.
I came across these trees in the UK in September 2019.
I am grateful to have encountered the strength of these trees and their message to ‘just live’.
In the first half of 2020, the pandemic began and I was on lockdown in my home in Sydney.
These trees were there only five months ago, and it surely should still be there in England, but somehow it felt further away and longer ago in time. It was a moment of discovery. My visual memory did not take decades to fall into a similar atmosphere as my childhood memories; it could happen over a period as short as five months. Nothing is permanent, as the Buddhists say.