It is the season of the year when ‘time’, in one form or another, often impinges on our consciousness – reflections on past occasions and happenings, Christmas festivities, the New Year, plans and wishes for the future etc. The image below seeks to express the passing of time. The material is derived from a newspaper advertisement for Time magazine.
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This broken down tree root in the New Forest evoked stories of events that occurred a thousand years ago. The Forest was created by King William I (William the Conqueror) when he ruthlessly drove the residents of 36 parishes from their homes in order to claim the land for his hunting activities. On William’s death, the Forest was inherited by his son, also a William (William Rufus) William Rufus was not popular and died in a shooting ‘accident’ in the forest, although there remains a strong suspicion that he was assassinated.
So, maybe William was here, even if this particular tree wasn’t!