Faraway: Get Out of Your World
Never to Grow Apart
Once upon a time, there lived a fair maiden named Deirdre, who grew up to be so stunningly beautiful that her life was in danger. The old king wanted to marry her, of course, but she was in love with some guy named Naoise. The two lovers managed to flee to Scotland where they lived for many years in peace. But the treacherous King Conchobar tricked the two into returning to Ireland where war ensued and Naoise was killed. The king forced Deirdre into marriage. She endured for one year and a day, then committed suicide by flinging herself from a chariot. She hit her head on a rock and died instantly. The ground swallowed her up and from this spot a great yew tree grew and it spread its branches far over the land until it reached the branches of another tree which grew over the grave of Naoise, which lay outside the ramparts of Email Macha. It is said that the branches of the two trees mingled together in a tender embrace, and so they remain to this very day.
By the way, the yew is the only living organism biologically capable of living indefinitely.
If you’d like to read the entire Irish tale (I condensed it to one short paragraph which does not do it justice) and take yourself far away to a time long ago, with its Scottish yore included, go here.