I grew up on rural forested land outside of Arlington, Washington. We didn’t have cable. We had a computer but it was shared by my family of six. We got internet when I was around, but it was dial up and we only had one phone line.
To fill my time, I did what every child did before we were governed by electronics, I played outside. A lot. (Not that I’m that old, but it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t that long ago that we weren’t all attached to our electronic devices.)
I love seeing beautiful water views, or grand mountain vistas. But trees speak to my soul in a different way. You can walk into the trees. You can play underneath them. You can be with them year round. Trees nourish your body and soul. I feel so lucky to live in a part of the world where trees are all around me.
“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” -Chief Seattle