Hello my Random Peeps! If you listen closely, you’ll hear the echo in here. I’m a little concerned about the lack of participation for the Random, but I totally understand considering I had to take not one, but two lengthy hiatuses to get a move on. I mean, move across country.
Then move again after being a Basement Dweller with the most frustrating slow and spotty internet connection on the face of the planet.
But rest assured, there will be no hiatuses in the foreseeable future, so c’mon back to the fold and get Random again, will you please? It would certainly be nice to have some company over here, so I don’t feel like I’m talking to myself – or just listening to my echo… echo… echo…
Did you hear about the sad yet romantic story of the guy who planted a forest in the shape of a guitar for his late wife? Apparently it looks phenomenal by air:
And can even be seen from space:
Pretty cool, no? Apparently Pedro Martin Ureta has spent 35 years planting and nurturing this guitar-shaped forest in Argentina. It stretches two-thirds of a mile in Argentina’s Pampas lowlands, made of 7,000 living trees.
With help from his four kids, the farmer planted and raised the guitar shaped forest for one celestial observer – his late wife, who died in 1977 when she was just 25 years old, from a ruptured brain aneurysm that killed both her and their unborn 5th child. So sad!
Apparently the guitar-shaped forest was her idea years before that – while she was traveling over the Pampas by plane, she spotted another farm that had a shape of a milk pail from above, so she started fantasizing about how she and her husband could design their own farm to look like a guitar, since it was an instrument she loved.
The farmer wasn’t opposed to the idea, but kept putting it off, since the farm itself took so much of his time. He just kept saying they’ll ‘talk about it later’. There’s a lesson in there about not putting things off until it’s too late.
After her death, her husband was lost in his grief, but two years later decided to channel his grief to fulfill his wife’s dream. With such a large vision, he wasn’t able to hire landscapers (who probably thought he was crazy), so he decided to tackle the job himself with the help of his kids.
It’s amazing how awesome it turned out – he planned it out by taking measurements of a guitar and studying proportions, then planted cypress trees to form the guitar’s outline and star-shaped sound hole, then switched to blue-tinted eucalyptus trees for the strings.
Speaking of genius… Check out this T-Shirt:
It’s a subtle (or not-so-subtle) reference to some songs… bonus points if you can list the song title and artist for the ones referenced! I’ll divulge the correct answers next week for Random Tuesday Thoughts. It’ll give you a reason to come back and be random. See how I am?
Speaking of random… How’s this for random:
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome – random or not. Be sure to visit your fellow randomizers so they don’t feel so lonely. And please, let’s get rid of this echo!
Keeping the random alive – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: