Today I went for my first walk in the woods of the summer. I'm ashamed to say that, living right by the ocean, I find I spend less and less time in the woods. It was so familiar and reassuring to be there. It was as if it were saying, "Remember me? I am older than all of your stories."
The mixture of shade and humidity create this illusion of deep breathing, enhancing the certainty that everything around you is alive or has given its life to the spirit of this ecosystem. It's such a perfect balance, there is so much to learn from this . . .