After reading Richard Powers’s The Overstory, I’ve made more of an effort to appreciate and learn about trees. The rowan has been one that became quickly identifiable in Sweden. The Museum of Natural History in Stockholm included it as part of a tree identification puzzle that we played and our hike today in the Dalarna region was surrounded by them.
I took a peek at the Wikipedia page later and loved seeing the many ways it has appeared in the folklore of various cultures. I love the idea of the traveler’s tree that prevents people from getting lost or the portal tree that acts as a threshold between this world and another. 🌳
Just about 7 years ago, the U2 album Songs of Innocence was announced at an Apple event and immediately forced upon distributed to all iTunes customers.
It’s never really bugged me because I haven’t used iTunes to listen to music in many, many years.
But, now! Almost every time I put my pixel buds in or take them out, I accidentally tap the right bud in a way that’s supposed to start playing something. When I don’t have Spotify open already, OSX sees this signal and launches iTunes. I get a warning message and a reminder that Songs of Innocence will always be available to me. 🙂