Sunday, June 6, 2010
Apple Leaves in the Rain
I often run brief fantasy scenarios in my head, perhaps as a result of not watching TV, but more likely just a mental "quirk" of mine. The scenarios almost always involve choices to be made in response to some kind of supernatural reduction in resources. Some examples:
- If you could only have one kind of tree to take on a spaceship to colonize another planet where nothing else yet exists, what would it be specifically?
- If you were to enter into a Brigadoon-like village for the rest of your life - separated from modern technology and materials, and would be imbued with a specialty skill/occupation to contribute, what would it be?
- If you were allowed just a dozen books to keep you company in isolated confinement for a year, what would they be?
I think my answer to the first scenario would be apple trees, specifically Rhode Island Greenings.