Author: Jan Scholten
653.14.10 Greyia sutherlandi
Botany: tree, 3-7m high; South Africa, Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal.
Culture: movie Agora.
The family, friends come together. They have a discussion, everybody in his own philosophical way, in his own way of thinking, nothing is hold back, because they know each other very well. They can speak out freely what they think, they have their own stable and sovereign position in this meeting.
The philosophic view can also be a religious or cultural view on the problems of a period of time. In an other situation this group can be separated in different philosophical or religious blocs, who fight against each other, like Christians against Jews, or a group of philosophers against fanatics, or orthodoxy. It could be a fight about the hegemony of one religion. The warriors of the different groups are not reflective enough, to understand that they are abused.
Situation: Brothers, sisters who kill each other, emotionally or physically. For example: First world war, SPD (Social democrats in Germany) signed the declaration of war, and German and French workers as soldiers killing each other.
On the other side, companions who stay stable, responsible together, to overcome a difficult period of cultural or political changes.
Companionship, of siblings, childhood, family.
Family, friends supporting each other.
Clash, intolerance of civilisations.
Weather: waves of heat.
Face: red cheeks.