Tree growing out of beach stone, a sweet surprise, the perfect gift from the sea as I consider life between the shorelines I walk and the forest I speak to each morning.
The forest is behind my new-to-me house, new-to-me trees, we’re just getting to know each other. There is shyness on both sides.
My conversations with trees go back decades, as far back as I can remember. They are marvellous listeners, offer excellent advice on fixing paragraphs, and are intuitive when it comes to consolation.
(The language is the same no matter the variety.)
Still, friendship takes time.
I don’t tell them everything.