Good example of a Gnome or Changeling Treehouse. Gnomes often build closer to the ground and underground. Changelings will build taller trees and make it hard for anyone other than a shapeshifting Changeling to reach their abodes.
I thought: 'You reach a moment in life when, among the people you have known, the dead outnumber the living. And the mind refuses to accept more faces, more expressions: on every new face you encounter, it prints the old forms, for each one it finds the most suitable mask.'