Today I find myself in a familiar place. Familiar as in state-of-mind familiar. Although I have walked through forests, looked down onto the tree-lined sides of mountains, noted the absence of shade trees by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and watched the sunrise over the Cypress Trees in Tuscany, I’ve never been here standing at the edge of this densely wooded, dark forest before.
Yet, as I face this wall of thick tree trunks, I know which path to follow. I’m used to being alone and I’m comfortable with new experiences. I’m confident that this day, this walk will be filled with wonders unique to this place. So, I’ll continue on into the woods accompanied by curiosity and loneliness.