12-08-14 Tuesday Broke down day – wish it was the bike – time to pause and reflect
As sun progresses across the sky the forest changes, it is alive and I am now apart of that aliveness breathing, healing, living with it.
working on getting into the present of where I am. Get out where I have been or where I may go. This close up of the moss helps make me aware of how small we are in a large space.
sitten here updating the files titles and resting .
Found a dirt road off the highway and followed it a mile up and over a ridge. Just walked away from the road and set up camp.
Looking out from where the camp the forest is thick, not so thick as it appears from the road . I walked about a 50 yards from the camp into the woods, then turned and looked back and did not see the tent or tarp. Walked looking for berries a little ways. When I turned around to go back to the camp I followed my trail back for a few yards, then just struck out in the general direction. Well I took 20 more minutes to find the camp again. Only because I could walk to the dirt road past the camp and then find it from the road. With out the road for a guide, I might still be looking for the camp until the next day. Nice sobering thought.
Again the view up gives you another feel.
The sun finds the way to the ground at 9 pm at night .
Then all of a sudden this remote un touched by anyone else spot is not. Under the Moss is a Coke can flatened down – another look shows sawed off tree stumps – some else has been in this same spot at another time. The feel and presence of this space in the wilderness changes. It has a human history now, a past along with my presence. This now is connected to the eternity of past, present and future of me and a community of others. We all share a commonness now, this place in the forest.
today this place where I am at is just as intergrated as the coke can and long ago presence of others to being in town or at home in the wilderness.