went for a walk yesterday up to mt. van dyck, the first part of the walk was through a burnt wood, eucalypt regrowth, some of it quite big, but all the trunks charred black, the undergrowth wiped of leaves and the bigger trees, the leaves all brown, but sorta intact for all that, everything stripped to only the shape, i was feeling depressed and thought... well this wood is depressed, all the undergrowth is dead and the bigger trees making up their minds wether to die or not.