Tree In A Tree: Arboreal Perspectives
This series chronicles my goal to climb a tree regularly as a method of connection with creation and 5 minutes of mindful relaxation coupled with maintenance of physical celerity.
I have found that the stress of life can be, if not eliminated, at least mitigated by ascending a tree and breathing the air up there in the wild green yonder.
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Naturalist John Muir, after ascending a “Douglas Spruce” during a lightning storm, said of trees and people:
“We all travel the milky way together, trees and men; but it never occurred to me until this storm-day, while swinging in the wind, that trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make many journeys, not extensive ones, it is true; but our own little journeys, away and back again, are only little more than tree-wavings—many of them not so much.”
Read Muir’s entire beautiful essay here.
As long as we are traveling the Milky Way together, why not enjoy each other’s company? I invite you to join me in climbing trees.
Post your photos on Google + or Twitter with the hashtag #treeinatree and let’s see if we can start a new green revolution!