“I Have Beheld Many Trees”
Herodotus wrote that Xerxes on his march to Greece “came across a plane-tree of such beauty that he was moved to decorate it with golden ornaments and to appoint a guardian for it in perpetuity.”*
Well, I have beheld many such trees. I cannot decorate them – except with my emanation – but I photograph them as a tribute, and show their enshrined images to others.
* Xerxes Invades Greece, trans. Aubrey de Sélincourt (London: Penguin, 2006), p. 6.