Histree – a couple of seconds before midnight.
is a contemplation of time.
“The oldest known tree – Methuselah was 4,789 years old when sampled (likely in 1957) by Edmund Schulman and Tom Harlan, with an estimated germination date of 2833 BC.”
“Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones of Stonehenge were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.”
The growth of the tree and our ‘civilization’ have taken place in tandem, but growing ever further apart. Once trees were sacred, today they are either commercially viable, or in the way; hence the location of Methuselah is secret, to protect this ancient from our rapacity.
We are at war with trees at our peril, we may win the battle, but the war will be lost.
The subtitle – A couple of seconds before midnight – alludes to the brief period of Earths’ evolution in which homo Sapiens( wise human, a misnomer of epic proportions) has been part of the global drama. It also contains a warning; time is not on our side.
It further explores time as measured in the lives of front-line creatives, those who cannot leverage time, but must create in human time.