I noticed these two trees at Blackpool Sands in Devon on the 2nd of March 2017. Although I did not know it at the time, this was to be my last seaside walk with Lily our Patterdale Terrier who is pictured above at the table (where she was not meant to be) with Shabbat candlesticks. Lily died on the 10th of March 2017. She left a legacy of much love, nourishment & fun (plus some shadow; which would be impolite to mention). I have deep gratitude for the 10 years that she honoured our family with her companionship; We were & continue to be, blessed.
But what of the trees? I photographed them because they reminded me of Shabbat candlesticks. Which in turn always symbolise for me a good healthy relationship; where each person stands solidly on their own feet; yet the light of the two is greater by far than that of the one. Also, I liked the dignity of these trees; Each in their own space; rooted but with branches touching. Standing tall & grounded; yet touching heaven. Like the Shabbat candle sticks they appeared to be good companions. So I went away from the beach thoughtful & hopeful. Perhaps the roots of the trees combined to make each tree have a stronger platform. Surely through the gentle rustling of the branches they were speaking together in the night? Could it be relationships that offer love, security & freedom are possible?
In hindsight; I am now comforted to be able say that after I had opened the car door for Lily and driven away with her head resting on my shoulder; which is how she liked to travel always, I thanked her for her company on that walk. RIP dear Lily.
Wishing you dear reader a blessed day. x