Dear pine or dear cembra pine, if you are a cembra pine. I tried to address you in writing, but now I will make a new attempt to address you by talking to you directly. There is a lawn mower working around the trees. And I hope it won't come here, closer. If it does, then I will come to you later. But the reason I visit you here at the entrance of the park, Park an der Ilm if I pronounce the name correctly in Weimar, Germany, is a workshop that is going to take place here in a few days that I am supposed to facilitate. My initial idea was to simply make a version of a workshop I've done previously through online instructions, inviting people to go out to a park and find a tree that feels somehow inviting to them, and then address that tree or ask that tree for advice - as I ask you know - either related to their research or whatever problems they feel like wanting to consider together with the pine or the tree. Because of course, the important thing is that it's my obsession to focus on pine trees. The participants can choose any tree they like, which makes it easier because there are not many pine trees here, but a lot of all trees of all kinds. Very beautiful. But I'm what I'm wondering is how I should, how we should share what we have done? Should we share that, should I invite people to make representations of their encounters either drawings or poems or recordings or photographs or in some other manner, sort of, bring back something that represents or symbolises the encounter they have experienced? Because after all, that's what most artists do, they create some sort of representations or objects or traces or whatever. But on the other hand, it would be so very seducing, inviting to share the encounters by showing the trees for real if they are ... somewhere in the vicinity. I'm sitting next to the main street here because you grow here by the entrance, but probably people would choose their trees further in the park. So it might be quite a long walk to go and visit them all. I'm like in two minds. Of course a lot depends on the weather, too. Or should I stick to representations and invite people to create a page on the Research Catalogue, uploading the stuff there. Or sending the stuff to me so I could upload it as part of the conference proceedings somehow, or as part of my project. I wonder if people would be willing to do that or if it would be more interesting to share the walk. When I'm sitting here, under you next to the trunk, and despite the nettles growing here, which are not so inviting, it feels very boring to think of going back indoors, so. But on the other hand, there is a conference program that we should stick to so we cannot be late for that. Maybe I have to play it by the ear and react to circumstances. At least I can claim that is your advice. I'm not sure if that is an advice that you now give me or is it something that I just wish to hear? The idea that I should leave it open and decide on the spot. But anyway, thank you for assisting me in formulating these considerations by providing the shade and the support, if nothing else, so thank you and bye bye.