I’ve been spending more and more time in the woods, and offline, and away from the constant online stream of “be better!” “do better!” “have more!” I have to say, I recommend it.
In the woods we’ve discovered the most magnificent tree. It’s thick and wide, ancient grey, with a hole in the trunk above my head that could fit a kindergartener. What’s magnificent about it is the roots- thick, knotty bulbs surround it in all directions, like tiny ducklings surround and follow their mama. The bulbs themselves look ancient and wise, gnarled roots worn and leathered by wind and rain, little scavengers sending nutrients back to the main tree. Continue reading →