Chunks of forests uninterrupted by human travel are not always easy to come by. Most often even the woods in national parks look something like this…
However, every once in a long while I am sitting quietly off a beaten path and image – what if I was deer or a bear? Or maybe I am moose or a lynx? Maybe I am a wolverine, mink, marten or mouse? Of these animals only the deer, mink and mouse call Mayne Island home. But I once lived where I walked with the bear, moose, wolverine, marten and lynx. Sometimes I would be lucky enough to see these animals too. But a certain practice was required. I had to move through the brush quietly and at times BE STILL – wait without expectation.
Often the forest history is evident.
The eyes unexpectedly see through a sliver of clarity.
Burrowed holes from ants or other bugs are noticed in the big cedar.
While musing on a crumbling log a person might even look up and see ferns waving out of reach of the deer. Their long leaves still beautifully uneaten and curling towards the sky.
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