Horticulturist - Trees/Shrubs/Flowers
The Horticulturist maintains the trees, shrubs, and flowers in the park. He was originally trained as a stone cutter. The cutting of a dark granite was his main work. He decided to become a horticulturist when a dispute arose as to whether there was such a thing as black granite. He was convinced he had seen it in his travels in Egypt. A gentle man from Hanover explained the differences. He said it had to do with something about the rock being above ground or under ground. The Horticulturist insists that the trees, shrubs and flowers be planted in triangular stone bases (no matter the size or interpretation). Within him there is a sense of unease. He is not sure any more that such words as flower, shrub, tree and park have meaning. To pass time he rides the trolley car. He cannot quite shake the dread of the problem. The first disturbance occurred when he visited the Archaeological Museum in Athens. The removal of the eyes in the bronze sculptures seemed unwarranted. He thought he might have seen a humming bird flying within the concavity of the head. The sound of rapidly moving feathers filtered through the metal.