Misplacedin The CarolinaPark inQuito, far away fromhis home plantation, isthislonesupplier ofthedeformedfruit.
He hangswiththe branches.He is thinking of the low wages of the banana plantationworkers and their lack of unionrights. He mourns because ofthe tropicalstormsin the Caribbeanthat havedone away with so many ofitsfellow species. Not totalk aboutthe concernsofcorruption in thestate administration.
But the Park Management hasnowtaken responsibilityand contactedone ofthe world's topspecialistsinbanana tree psycologyfromHarvard, to free thisunhappyfruittreefrom hisheavydepression.Sadbanana treesgive as we all know, sadbananas.
, Once more, CarolinaPark was the havenfor artistswitha missing scrooge.
One dayI walkedin peacealong thepark'souterpaths, it was in particularone ofthe artworksthatoverwhelmedme.Clearly,the sizeandhow this was emphasizedbythe locationof the terrain,next tothenotso verysmalltreesin the park, reminiscent ofhumaninsignificancecompared tonatureandthecosmicforcessuperiority.
Butfirst of allit stroke me, what ifthis thingstarts rolling?
It is notnecessarily the case thatthispineappleisshown to it's naturalsize,althoughthe climate isveryfavorablein many partsofEcuador.Exaggerationofphysicalsizeoccurs somany placesin the world.
However,one mustwonder aboutthe symbolisminthat it is locatedin the middle ofa traffic circle. Or you can ask the other way around(!), "why can't the dancejust as welltake placearound apineappleasa Christmas treeora golden calf?"