Originally Posted by Bucho
Yours is pretty amazing too Cocoa. I see you thought long and hard about that design but what exactly was the inspiration behind that particular choice? If it's not too personal an answer obviously.
No, it's not too personal, I shared the story in this very thread.
A year ago this week, I went to Jamaica for my best friend's birthday celebration, and on the way back from her party at Margaritaville, her son was killed by a guy drag racing right in front of the resort where we were staying. Needless to say, we've all had trouble coping.
When I got home, I would drive to the beach and park under this huge tree, day after day while staring out at the waves, for hours at a time. It was the only thing that really brought me comfort, the thought that maybe his life went on in another way, a way I couldn't fully understand. Circle of life, tree of life.
I'm not religious at all, so I guess it brought me peace the way prayer or church would a religious person.
Maybe I was just grasping at straws because my mind couldn't really make sense of what had happened, and the traumatic event it experienced. I don't know, but it did and it still makes sense to me in a way I can't describe.
I don't want to be a Debbie Downer in this thread or anything, but the image stayed with me daily, and I knew that I was going to get it, it was just a matter of timing and finding the right person to do it.
Though, if someone looked at it and thought, 'Cool! The tree from The Fountain!'
I would totally be okay with that. Same concept, awesome film.