When I need guidance and healing, I ask the trees.
I feel their magic.
Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a deep and special connection to the forest. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I spent my childhood exploring the forest, making friends with trees, fairies, and many animals. I love trees. I even wrote a song about one of them.
The island I am living on now has a small forest that I am particularly connected to. Of all the beauty of the Azores, there is nothing quite like this forest. I feel at home here. There is no need to speak. I take off my shoes, I breathe. My wounds and worries dissolve. I went up into the forest today. My favorite place to be.
The tree protects me.
The tree connects me.
Mother Earth you amaze me. With Gratitude and Deep Respect. I bow.