|Left: our neighbour's mango tree|
"Você sabe que tipo de árvore é"
("Do you know what kind of tree it is")
pointing to the tree on the left. That time the mangoes weren't ripe yet so it wasn't as obvious as it is on the picture. She looked at the tree, looked at me with a surprised face and said:
"Bem, uma árvore no vento"
("Well, a tree in the wind")
Simple as that. It really hit me that moment. Here I was, trying to define and make sense of everything around me, she just said what she saw - what it was.
A tree in the wind.