a discoloured, faded photo of this disreputable tree looks very old. (like something much more recent than dinosaur bones) like something just around a corner we recently turned and already forgot. shiny black and discoloured white, with passing time, it becomes sepia, a tone of failing memories, it is how we fail to remember. sepia seems a failed colour, but signals powerful story, hiding in shadows. granny lived more than a hundred years. but not always aware and alert. she did for a while, say "lah lah lah lah". we found her sepia-toned wedding photos. they wore amazing costumes to our modern view. but now they too have turned sepia.