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“A Tree’s Power Revealed in Winter”

In the tenth century, Li Cheng wrote in his On the Secrets of Landscape Painting that “the winter trees are resigned and deathlike.”[1]

No! That’s when their real Truth is revealed: their Strength, their Power. Their Spirit.

It is then that they, unmuffled, sing so Deep and Pure.

Summer trees dance,
but winter trees Sing.

[1]    Nigel Spivey, How Art Made the World. New York: Basic Books, 2005, p. 140.

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