Friday, March 19, 2010

Feeling piney



Why is it that "to pine" in English connotates a bad thing? I like pines. Pines in the sunshine smell like summer to me. A forest of pines is soft underfoot (except for the cones), and still, and peaceful. A pine is also the tree you are most likely to meet gripping the rocky edge of some wind-blasted mountainside.

While the oaks and maples stand stark and skeletal in winter, pines persist, presenting their display of green even in the depths of December.

6 comments:

Chase March said...

Is "to pine" a bad thing?

I always thought it meant that you were holding onto something that you didn't want to let go. Sometimes that can be a bad thing but not always.

Pine trees hold onto their needles like some of us hold onto our desires.

Ela said...

Ihave no idea what 'to pine' means.

Do you want to play with us ECD?and insert some songs to your blog?
Chase has a collection prepared for us for the whole month. It's a challenge which I will not be taking but will be playing along in other way.
have a good day

Ela said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ela said...

I know I sometimes comment and delete, I hope you don't take it personally. It's my little 'glitch' I have to deal with.
Sincerely,
Ela

Eastcoastdweller said...

Ela, it is okay, I don't take it personally. I always find your questions to be very interesting -- they make me think!

You are a playful thinker, child-like and wise at the same time. I am sorry that I do not always respond quickly. Don't let that discourage you!

Ela said...

okay