An idea taken from:
~ by Henry David Thoreau
Here is a grand idea, an ancient idea, and one that I have fallen in love with:
To visit the trees.
I made a date with this particularly ancient olive tree. We met in the mountains of Montenegro, where the old olive tree had put down roots, over two-thousand years ago.
When you visit a tree, you must listen - deeply and openly, to hear what wisdom the tree offers. Slow your mind and body, thinking of the rhythm and cycle of the tree - it's lifespan is long, often longer than our own. Our days may feel like minutes to a tree, just as our weeks could feel like years to a butterfly. In that slow space, we might come to understand more of the wise whispers of trees...
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THE MUSINGS OF TREEBEARD
~ by Ayla Nereo