Refuge from the storm

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27 thoughts on “Refuge from the storm

    • I love blueberries! And especially wild ones! There are also some raspberries, but mostly along the roadside. When I got older I picked blueberries in the forest and made into jam 😊😊😊

  1. When I was a child I would always run to the forest and hills behind our house. I felt safe in the woods. I was told there are wild animals in the forest; it’s dangerous. My response was always the same. The only animal I fear in the forest is the one that walks on two legs. When I see another human I will hide. The ‘wild’ animals are predictable. They will only harm me to protect their young, their food, their territory, or because I’ve backed them into a corner and the only means of escape is through me. These are things I can guard against. I respect that the forest is their home and I am but a visitor seeking shelter among them. Humans on the other hand are unpredictable. They will inflect harm for no other reason than because they can. As a child the forest was my safe place, a place of refuge, a place to shelter from the storm raging around me. The title of your post along with the picture of the trees was a friendly reminder. I find that to this day I seek comfort in nature. And I still am unsure among animals that walk upright.

    • I love your comment! πŸ’–. I know exactly what you mean! 😊. When I was a kid I had a friend who lived on the other side of the forest you see in the photos. Parallel to the forest there is a road, and my mother said that after visiting my friend I should always walk back home along the road, especially after dark since the road was lit up. But I always refused, and walked through the forest even when it was so pitch dark I couldn’t even see my own hands. I found the road waaay scarier because it was your typical small town road where only a very few cars pass by and perhaps a person or two walking on the sidewalk. Whenever I heard a car or a person coming up behind me I would tense and get so scared I almost panicked completely. So I chose the safety of the forest instead, despite what my parents said. 😊😊. Just like you. πŸ’–

  2. I had thousands of acres at my back door as a child, each day an adventure. I could get lost for hours…and sometimes I did take a wrong turn. The kookaburras would laugh at me and remind me to look for the signs to guide me home πŸ˜€
    You also appreciated the blessings that nature can give Trini, it is always full of surprises, and a gentle love as you breathe in its fresh, beautiful, grounding aroma πŸ˜€

  3. “Especially when the world of men is storming.” interesting line. care to explain?

    cool place to grow up. often we dont realize just how nice a place is until we gain maturity.

    • Well, what I mean is that when the human beings are acting stupid and doing selfish greedy things then I always seek the comfort of nature πŸ’–πŸŒ²πŸ’–πŸŒ²πŸ’–

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