The Daily Forest Report July 29, 2013 A Tourist No More

by nielskunze on July 29, 2013

Perhaps I’m beginning to repeat myself already, but perhaps this bears repeating… I am no mere tourist, a vacationer to the forest; I am forest.

“Warning!” shouts Ground Squirrel.

“What?” comes the reply. “It’s only Niels.” And they continue about their business unconcerned.

Grouse raises her family in so many places I frequent. When I arrive, she pays me as much mind as a rock or a tree. I have to be careful not to accidentally step on her or her children… she trusts me.

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Tiny Chipmunk climbs high into the bush because he wishes to look me in the eye. He stares at me from perhaps a foot away, patiently waiting for me to remove my pack, retrieve my camera, and capture his declaration of bravery/solidarity.

I have been harmonized to the forest vibe. No longer do I strike the discord of our outmoded human culture. Beyond acceptance, my presence is expected here. I am the prodigal son come home. I belong to something bigger than humanity itself. I am the dirt between my own toes. I am Earth… turning… re-evolving…


exxcuse me neils
but I just have to say
you are pre.approved
a fore gone conclusion
a curious expansion
of bent time
tortion torqued
rhetoric ratched
to a whole new dimension
a whole new world

by virginia bruce on July 29, 2013 at 7:25 pm. Reply #

Thanks Virginia!

by Niels Kunze on July 29, 2013 at 9:22 pm. Reply #

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