Ironwood

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Androstachys johnsonii (Lebombo ironwood), southeastern Africa and Madagascar

This ironwood railway sleeper reveals the life force which once flowed through the tree, before it was felled and sawn. Long dead, it yet retains a visual trace of it’s vital energy, like eddying water or swirling fire.

Who knows how long it served it’s purpose, bearing the weight of rails and trains somewhere in South Africa, Mozambique, or Zimbabwe?

How old is this piece of wood, and what history has it witnessed?

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