Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Furman Park romances

IMG_1929 as Smart Object-1

Furman park has several old trees that have names, hearts, and endearments carved into their barks. The carvings, known as "arborglyths," tell a story.

I just read an article about a grad student who was studying carvings made by soldiers from WW1 and WW2 throughout Europe. She has been able to track people down from the carvings and uncover stories of loved ones separated by wartime. The stories she shared in the article had many happy endings.

IMG_1931 as Smart Object-1It made me wonder about the carvings in this tree.  Who are Patti & Miguel? What is their story? As a born romantic, I imagine it represents two who have pledged their love for each other and are still together today.

"For it was not into my ear you whispered,but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
~ Judy Garland

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