December 9, 2011

Charles Simic | The White Room

Salagdoong Beach Resort, Siquijor, Philippines One of the dearest reminders of home is the trees: their silence, their limbs hanging defiantly—unaffected by gravity—only to be betrayed by their leaves. I’m always drawn to their shy visibility—they make good backgrounds for photographs. They rarely take the role of the subject; but when they do,  the heart aches with their silence. So wherever I travel, I don’t leave the place without the memories of its trees.