Posted in DK's Journal, Hiking, Inspirations, Land, Writing, tagged ambivalence, cathedral, character, creation, hiking, life, miracle, mystery, nature, outdoors, peace, solitude, trees, woods, writing on April 21, 2011|
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Silently the moon hides, the earth is black.
So black you cannot see the hand held in front of your face. The sky opens and the moon winks from behind the clouds offering you the silhouettes of the trees.
The moon likes playing with the earth.
The ground is cold and damp but warms quickly from your body as you sit on a cushion of leaves and dew-laden grass. The crisp pungent odor of earth mingled with fallen leaves rises from the ground – the perfume of the forest. You breathe in, pulling the fragrance deep into your soul. It mixes with your blood, flows through your body filling it with the essence of earth. “From dust you came and to dust shall you return“. You merge with the forest.
You are alive. The forest knows you and it welcomes you.
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Posted in DK's Journal, Hiking, Inspirations, Original Fiction, Uncategorized, Writing, tagged bridges, cathedral, nature, outdoors, peace, solitude, woods, writing on March 25, 2011|
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He liked being alone in the woods long before the sun’s first light broke upon the trees, piercing a darkness so thick you could feel it peel away from your skin as you stealthily moved through the cold night air. It was a comfort the old man yearned for in a world turned upside down for him.
In those pre-dawn hours, alone in the forest, the night cold and close around him, the world was a different place and time – a special place and time – his place and time. A place and time found nowhere else on earth. Where the ‘day’ creatures were slowly waking up, preparing to forage and the ‘night’ creatures were silently slipping through the darkness, to beat the approaching light, scurrying to the safety of their “homes”. It’s the quiet time in nature’s clock, when the mind and soul can find that single thread of unity that enables understanding – and healing.
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