- In 2006, the dying tree came to the big screen in two seperate movie, Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth and Aronofsky's The Fountain. Both lead characters fought to revive a near dead tree stump.
- In Pan's Labyrinth, a giant toad is sucking the life out of a fig tree and it becomes the girls task to kill the creature.
- In The Fountain, astronaut Tommy, in 2500, is travelling in a spaceship made of an enclosed biosphere containing the Tree of Life that somehow represents his wife, that he is taking to Xibalba to restore it to life.
- N.B. This page was written on the night of 2nd September 2013, and the following day my father offered me a fresh fig, the first fresh fig I have ever had since 1977 when I picked one off a tree in Ibiza
Saturday, 2 September 2006
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