Last week I was listening to Respighi's Pines of Rome at a concert, this morning was a frustrating meeting with an Italian client. So pines and Italy came to mind at once seeing those trees. I imagined an Italian man married to Chinese woman living in that house. They has planted those trees on their wedding day to symbolize their union. It would have been a long time ago, so this is an old couple now - maybe they have grand-kids and are retired. What might the exuberant growth of these tree symbolize ? A real marriage with struggle for space, power and control but also a vibrant and evergreen relationship that has withstood the ravages of time.
I have never seen the people who live in this house but my imagined story of who they might be turned them real for me.