Fate runs ahead of me and waits by the big oak.
Since I started walking in my neighbor’s woods again, I’ve been visiting with the trees that have always been special to me and Fate still knows which ones they are.
I’ve always seen this tree as a woman in a bustle dress, her bottom big and grounded. I lean my body into hers and soak in her tree sense of time, her quiet energy.
I breathe and for a while, I just am.
Ruth sent me this article called “Forest Service Recommends Hugging Trees While You Can’t Hug Others”, about the benefits of hugging trees in this time of Social Distancing.
I know I’ve experienced the benefits of hugging trees and many of you out there have too. For those who haven’t, I recommend it, especially now.