The trees ahead and bushes beside you are not lost.
Where you are is called Here.
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger;
Must ask permission to know it and be known.
The forest breathes.
I have made this place around you,
And if you leave it
You may come back again
No two trees are the same to raven
No two ranches are the same to wren.
If what a tree or branch
Does is lost on you,
Then you are surely lost.
The forest knows where you are.
You must let it find you.
~ David Wagner
Pine Forest in Winter – photo by Boguslavus, bigstockphoto.com