This post is co-written with my twin sister and is about delving into the infinite mysteries of OUR FAVORITE THING EVER: TWIN PEAKS!!!!!!!!!! Here we go!
Who killed Laurel Palm Tree?
In ancient Rome and Greece, laurel wreaths were adorned as symbols of victory.
A similar motif involving laurels and unrequited love is central to the writings of Dante and Petrarch. Dante with his love for Beatrice, and Petrarch with his 365 poems to Laura. Notice how both men are dressed in red, aka fire.
But can fire ever really catch its romantic opposite (water)?
Let’s explore the laurel a little more. The Collins dictionary defines it as this:
“A laurel or a laurel tree is a small evergreen tree with shiny leaves. The leaves are sometimes used to make decorations such as wreaths.”
Evergreen trees are distinct in that they retain green leaves throughout the year. The other main type of tree is the Deciduous tree, which loses its leaves during the colder seasons.
So is she dead or not? Well.. this is also a theme that seemed to be toyed with during the first season.
Twin Peaks has Waldo the myna bird as well as Waldo’s vet, Dr. Lydecker.
When Madeline first enters the show she comes through the door as Leland is watching the infamous “Invitation to Love”. The screen is a split screen, showing an actress playing two parts (just like Sheryl Lee is doing).
Let’s go a little further with the names, and a little deeper into those woods!
Anyone want some pie? Let’s head on over to the double R!
Bright red is often seen in Twin Peaks- adding to its je-ne-sais-quoi-ness.
The traffic light also celebrates the bright green, as does the opening credits
So the evergreen trees remain vibrant and alive.. and now, 25 years later, the show is coming BACK, as in, it didn’t die.
And all we know is… exactly where we will be on May 21st, with cherry pie, trying not to faint from excitement.