A Forest Symphony

There are some beautiful evergreen trees in my campus. Class ends early, and upon walking out of the building, I am swept by a cool breeze and bathed by the warmth of a spring sun.

It is different today. I hear something, something beautiful, and I wonder,
'Is it the ocean?'
'No, the closest distance to any shoreline is five kilometers.'
I look up. 'There, the wind and the tall trees swaying, they are singing.'
I listen close. The trees sing a song, "Stop. Listen. Breathe. Look at us, we are beautiful."
It is a forest symphony.

I stopped, I listened, I breathed, and I drank up all that I could. This is Nature's therapy and she soothed me to my bones, but I look down, and see that no one else has stopped.
I continue on my way. 'The trees will continue to sing, because some day, people will learn to listen.'

8 comments:

  1. So lovely, I like the idea of a forest symphony. It's right when we stop to listen, to look around we can hear the song of nature.
    Wonderful post, hope all is well with you Justina!

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  2. lovely picture, when I go back home to the west coast I love to take a hike and just smell the trees!

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  3. love the pic! it reminds me of the north shore and all the fresh green smells of the woods on a hike

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  4. Love the picture, I don't have trees like that over here! :)

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  5. I can also hear the trees when I walk pass them in the park close to my work place. But they are not as majestic as the ones you have there. Nice writing too. :)

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  6. A compelling argument for not listening to music 24/7 while looking down at a smart phone.

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  7. Oh one of my favorite posts ever! So beautifully written and because I adore trees...that sound you are talking about gets me too. we have some tall Aspens in Minnesota up north and there is a forest of them and you can stand in the middle amongst them and here the clattering you are talking about and it's just simply breathtaking so soothing really...
    I love your last sentence too, oh so true isn't it?! How beautiful that you could see and hear such beauty...

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  8. I love the sound of the wind through the trees! They seem to be talking to each other...

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