Silky Oak Calling
As I sit in my room, taking some quiet time, I look out my window to see a huge Grevillea Robusta - a Silky Oak as it is called in Australia. For a few mornings it has been inviting me to put something on paper.
The Grotto della Sibilla in the Umbrian Mountains which was first mentioned in classical legend. Guerino the Wretch reaches a mountain pass near Norcia in Umbria where he meets with the Devil. The Devil, of course, wants Guerino's soul and tempts him by describing a subterranean kingdom where every delight will be his. Seemingly, in this kingdom, trees flower and fruit at the same time and there is no pain or age or sorrow.