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Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
My relationship with trees didn’t really begin until after we moved from our house in the desert, because we had many kinds of cactus there, but no trees. When we moved into our new house, it didn’t have any trees of its own at first, but there was a row of olive trees on the other side of the road, and if it was windy, the leaves shimmered from soft green to silver as they caught the light. Over ten years later, in Greece, I would suddenly feel connected to home, watching that same flickering change of color in the famous olive trees below Delphi, stretching like a waterless sea down toward the Corinthian Gulf. Even the murmur of the leaves came back like ocean waves, ever advancing and retreating.
View from Delphi
This documentary, from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase, is a loving look at the landscapes and trees of Spain. The narration is an appreciation of the trees in our lives, and their many kinds of beauty.