The magic of a forest walk

2023-03-17T07:20:05+02:00January 4th, 2023|

Today I had some worries and thus some emotions to tackle and walking has always helped me letting emotions course through my body. So at lunchtime, I took myself on a swift walk. It was stormy, but the wind settled into the tree tops as soon as I got into the woods. Suddenly I heard a noise I couldn’t place and it made me jump. A dog? A boar? I stopped and looked around. Nothing. I walked on and it seemed that my senses were heightened. I heard some squeaky noises I couldn’t really place eithe [...]

Forest Talk

2022-12-31T13:05:34+02:00December 24th, 2022|

I have signed up for another writing workshop by @bethkempton called Winter Writing Sanctuary. It starts on the 28th and it's free. Today we received some warm up exercises and here's the poem that emerged from it. FOREST TALK She puts on her gloves and her purple bonnet She stomps her boots and start humming a sonnet The air is cold her feet start moving fast into the forest where things calm down at last The birds say 'welcome' and the forest greets her with a smell She comes alive in this pl [...]

Rewilding yourself

2022-06-01T11:00:52+02:00July 10th, 2020|

This year's pandemic obliged almost the entire world to retreat into their homes for several months. Some people, especially in the city, did not have a choice but stay within their 4 walls. Some however, seem to have rediscovered the forests and fields around where they live. When there is nothing else to explore and you are reduced to a few kilometres from home, what you thought you knew, suddenly starts to look different. I used to run at lunchtime at work and sometimes on weekends at home. [...]

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