Donna Cameron, author of A Year of Living Kindly, reflects on a recent trip she and her husband took to a national forest. But it wasn’t just about visiting a bunch of trees . . .
“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” (Chief Seattle, 1854)
I try not to make it a practice to write about things of which I know nothing. That just seems common sensical. But sometimes, there are things that are so grand and so mysterious that writing about them is how I can get closer, how I can touch the magic.
Recently, Bill and I spent a few days in the Olympic National Forest with some dear friends. After so many months of pandemic isolation, it felt wonderful to get away and to socialize among our fellow vaccinatees. When we move up to Seattle forty years ago, the place I wanted most to see was the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park. Life had…
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Beautiful. My aife has been saying that trees “speak” to her for years. And the Olympic is magical.
Thanks so much for reblogging, Nancy, and for your own beautifully expressed love of trees!