Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Green Man of the SIE

I often stay on Gannon Avenue for an extra mile or so before getting on the eastbound Staten Island Expressway. It doesn't add much time as the traffic on the expressway slows considerably due to a long upgrade (despite the DOT's reminder to "maintain speed"). Today, for the first time, I noticed this tree between the avenue and the expressway.
It somehow recalled the rapacious tree in Kinglsey Amis' entertaining novel, The Green Man, itself drawing on legends of the human figure (or face at least) inextricably bound up with a tree's branches and leaves. What do you see?

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