Does it Make a Sound?
Lost by David Wagoner
Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever 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. Listen. It answers,
I have made this place around you.
If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.
No two trees are the same to Raven.
No two branches are the same to Wren.
If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
Where you are. You must let it find you.
Aahhhh…. Day 51. Started out the day by sleeping in a bit – what a nice start to the day! I got everyone a cheap greasy breakfast at good ol’ Micky D’s, which we all enjoyed; I am fond of the nice hot mocha’s they serve, because they taste yummy and let’s face it – they are cheaper than the coffee shop. Mmmm…. Coffee.
The kids and I took off after breakfast, taking every back road we could find to Fremont, IN and the outlet mall. Michael and I were in need of some new shoes for walking and I had promised Sam a visit to the Justice store for some new shorts and tops. We picked a great day to go because everything at Justice was 40% off and the shoes were buy one pair, get the 2nd half off. My new shoes make me walk way more faster and gooder!
On the way home, I took the time to stop at a nice green wooded area and snap a few photos of the lushness. It is amazingly beautiful in this area, way off the beaten path.