Thursday, November 18, 2010

EARLY TREE HUGGER

I came across this mural on a house just the other day. I fail to get the symbolism. Feel free to decipher the hidden meaning.

28 comments:

  1. A futile attempt to straighten the tree....

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  2. A small plant delicate and fragile, needs support, to grow up and become a beautiful tree.So our life!
    Léia

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  3. Maybe that's the symbol of graft and the occupant is a politician?

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  4. Strange indeed. That rope looks like it's strangling the tree rather than supporting it.

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  5. i like brattcat's interpretation, that's funny!

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  6. Goodness, I just don't want to think anymore today. I'll let these others have the fun.

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  7. lol! love brattcat's interpretation too!!

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  8. tied together .. one holds the other up ..

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  9. It's the Hippocratic Oak symbol.

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  10. I think the tree is trying to be rebellious!

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  11. I hate the ropes. Even the symbolic ones. So it looks like somebody is begging for freedom.

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  12. I think the tree loves its stake. :)

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  13. A tree and a former tree roped together!

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  14. I echo Leia's comment.
    The frail creeper is able to grow after all, thanks to the much needed support it gets.

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  15. Doesn't Aesop have a fable about a tree falling in love with a rope? The relationship got tied up in the courts in the end.

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  16. Hi!
    I went on a Google quest and got your answer here...
    It's the "jewel" or symbol of the Canadian Orthopedic Association...
    Makes sense now!

    Fabulous find!!!

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  17. Ciel and others' comments made me laugh! :-)

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  18. I think the rope is being a little heavy handed--oh do ropes have hands? I'm leaving now! MB

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  19. Thanks all for marvelous interpretations of the mural! I am not sure I want the Canadian Orthopedic Association working on my bones!

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  20. I'd like to think that the tree is resisting the strangling grasp of conformity...but mending bent bones works too.

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  21. It seems to me that the tree is too old and so it needs a bit of support - just like an old person with a stick :)

    Have a great start to your week!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  22. For a little twig to grow into a great big tree, as for a small human to grow into a large, healthy human, support is necessary.

    The nice thing about such a mural is that most any interpretation may contain some truth!

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  23. I think it belongs on a tarot card.

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