(by Michael Kenna)
”We have travelled far, over mountain, fen and tor. We have travelled through snow, water and drought. My brethren have followed me through thick and thin, wandering this land in search of that which we seek, despite the fact that we are trees, and our roots are somewhat non-condusive to effecting roamage.
“And now, now as I stand here, at the head of my brethren, my wooded brethren, my wooded bark-skinned brethren, who stand in their thousands behind me, and I look yonder at the land before us, I must look back at this army of my tree brothers behind me, who have followed me through thick and thin and I WILL SAY THIS:
“We should have turned left at Albuquerque.”