Planting native fruit trees in empty city flowerbeds. If the law does not prohibit it, can it be done? This intervention is conceived as "living sculptures" where the trees transform over time, bear fruit, provide shade, absorb sound in a city with increasing traffic and towering buildings.
Buenos Aires, 2010
On Friday, February 6, 2015 10:36 PM, Beto Fletero <email@example.com> wrote:
Ah, yes, indeed something has changed in our living environment since the good Julián gifted us with a new piece of life, voraciously rooting itself among the aged tiles over the demise of the old paradise that ended its days overturned by a cunning collective 87.
Perhaps few know it, others may say it's already known, but every day one of us waters it and cares for it paternalistically, perhaps seeking in its existence the silent witness of his journey through this life, from which he was deprived last year with the death of his only son.
This avocado sapling has given us in those daily moments of boredom and drowsiness the futile excuse to discuss how green its leaves are, of that new little shoot that has emerged, greeting the sky. Don't be rough, hey, don't overwater it, darn it. It's our motionless pet that doesn't bark or shake hands, but it's there.
Perhaps the Basque Santiago Francisco de Ortúzar, mentioned as a soldier of Don Juan Manuel, when founding the neighborhood in 1862 would not even have consented to the existence of the sapling on Del Fundador street, almost reaching the marsh where today the Forest Avenue runs agitatedly.
Time will pass, its trunk will become thick, and it will bear fruit to satisfy a passerby, a needy person, provide shade for tired bus passengers at noon, and witness many lives passing by shorter than its own.
Yes, sir, something has changed.