Sunday, August 20, 2017

MySpot: How I Go to the Woods (Romania - Mogosoaia Palace III)

"How I Go to the Woods

Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, 
with not a single friend, 
for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.

I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. 
I have my way of praying, 
as you no doubt have yours. 

Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible. 
I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, 
until the foxes run by unconcerned. 
I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing.

If you have ever gone to the woods with me, I must love you very much."

Mary Oliver

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