Laima Kėrienė (Lithuania)

Trees and humans

Trees have qualities which humans lack, while many human qualities are unknown to trees. For instance, trees live longer and lead sedentary lives. We coexist and observe each other: humans look at the trees when passing by, while trees watch people, their never-ending flow. Lithuania has plenty of trees, a great diversity of them. My favourite ones are oak and pine.
My eyes have seen many of them, and my fingers touched as many, but pine trees whose bark carries such patterns only grow in the Palanga park at the foot and behind Birutė’s Hill. Take a look.