PICK PIC OF THE WEEK … ONCE UPON A PINE …
I alway thought that a really good picture should be the starting point for telling a story. And the skeletal remains of this lonesome pine surely has history for providing the backdrop for any number of tales.
O. Henry probably would have cast it as a Christmas Tree in its youth with a young couple hunting for their first Christmas Tree. And realizing in the end that Christmas means more to them then cutting down a little tree that hasn’t had a chance to experience what is yet to come.
Stephen King would have set it as the concluding scene of a story of horror and terror by having a bolt of lightning strike the tree kill both the tree and the murderous clown who had been hiding in its shadow.
Rob Byrnes would have cast it as the tree holding a bag of stolen money in a comic caper that his cast of would be con men keep circling as they try to find the bag of money that they had dropped out of a stolen plane they couldn’t fly.
Becky Cochrane would relocate the tree to Coventry, Texas and have someone find his initials carved into it with a heart–and another set of initials showing him that someone loved him all those years ago and he never realized it.
OK, your turn — Once upon a pine …And I would have cast it as my faithful tree that provided shade on a summer afternoon while filling the air with its powerful pine perfume as I sat reading my favorite fiction on my kindle.