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In a Silent Way, Under a Willow That Weeps

System for creating an area of meditative calmness
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The best place to install “In a Silent Way, Under a Willow That Weeps” is in your own garden, if you have one. The presence of a reasonably large and well developed weeping willow helps, though other trees may also just about work.

The device itself is simple, consisting of an array of bark coloured tubes that you run along the limbs of the tree, adding smaller and smaller capillaries until you reach almost to the end of the branches. This tubular network is then connected to a remote, pumped water supply.

Now all you need do is to sit under your tree, and turn on the water. A continuous curtain will descend, connecting the remaining free space under the drooping branches with the ground to form an unbroken barrier, behind which you should be just about invisible. You will equally be isolated from the outside world, which will be invisible to you, and subject only to the sound of falling water all around you, though you will remain dry and sheltered.

Finally, select your favourite Miles Davis track from “In a Silent Way”, followed up by Tord Gustavsen’s “Kneeling Down” and “Colours of Mercy”, and complete your revere of quiet melancholy with Harold Budd’s “Pulse, Pause, Repeat”.

As the nearly matching notes of the last track chase each other and fade away, their echoes meet in a single combined harmony, and become lost again in the dappled sound of constantly falling water.

xenzag, Oct 03 2006

Flanders and Swann http://en.wikipedia.../Flanders_and_Swann
Creators of the 'Hippopotamus Song", "The Gas Man Cometh" and other great songs. [DrBob, Oct 03 2006]

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       Is this just a recreation of what happens when it rains? So-.
zeno, Oct 03 2006
  

       "And the Wind Cries, Mary"
zen_tom, Oct 03 2006
  

       + for the poetic vision.
xandram, Oct 03 2006
  

       As much as I think a weeping willow curtain waterfall would be neat, I am picturing xenzag being engulfed in mud in the average poorly drained garden.
DrCurry, Oct 03 2006
  

       (breaks into song) - Mud, mud, glorious mud - there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood -The Hippopotamus Song.
xenzag, Oct 03 2006
  

       Home: garden: water: meditative calmness... Autobun. Oh yeah, nice idea too.
Shz, Oct 03 2006
  

       How to get the bark pipes to trail over the branches? This is the part that interests me (besides the visionary aspect) because I would like to see little robots able to follow the decreasing radius of the tree and always correcting their path as they climb up into the tree to place the little pieces of tube together.
daseva, Oct 03 2006
  

       //Mud, mud, glorious mud - there's nothing quite like it for cooling the blood//   

       So follow me, follow, down to the willow...
imaginality, Oct 03 2006
  
      
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