I was idly wondering, "Has anyone ever written a BAD song about trees?" since the only ones I can think of are excellent (Ombra mai fu and Kalinka). I googled 'songs about trees' and the scales fell from my eyes with a rush... or actually Rush ('The Trees'), plus 'Tie a Yellow Ribbon Around the Old Oak Tree' plus 'The Pine Tree" and so on ad infinitum.
I don't blame the trees, though. It's just another example of how we humans appropriate perfectly noble and good things then gussy them up until they are meaningless. As well as being the only earthly species with a host of good qualities, we are alone in our ability to trivialise and churn out endless streams of crapola. Even applying labels like 'noble' and 'good' is a human concoction. We are odd ('odd' being a human invention).
/me* wanders off with a crooked expression of consternation on her face.*
* All preceding and following is mere human invention. I suppose there's no way to avoid being human.
posted by - 12:13 PM