Volitia and the Red Bud





The flowers of the Red Bud are showy - appearing in mounting clusters on bare stems. The leaves of the Red Bud are long and wide, thin and papery, slightly hairy below. The short twisted trunk and spreading branches create an ideal space for wandering eyes. Hairy leaves, zig-zag twigs and dark winter buds - they configure something. Gathering trouble? Imagined resolutions?  What is the moral of the story? A provocative path made of marks and lines, an instructive collection of words, the soothing promise of wisdom, a call to learn? Where did she go? The tree and the words are her companions, steady stories to walk with, look at and think through.