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I was in Mallorca for the Christmas holiday and caught this scene in Palma. I just liked the idea of the woman being a tree without her realising. And all the connotations of women and nature but in an urban environment with an urbane looking woman. The most captivating idea I have read about the female relationship to the earth was in Meadowsweet by Kathleen Jamie, where she brings to life a Gaelic tradition of female poets. “The women were buried face down, with seeds in their hair, to be imaginatively reborn: ‘mouth young, and full again /, of dirt, and spit, and poetry’.”
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