A visit to the old ones.

You may have noticed that I have not updated my blog in quite a while. I just returned from a 10 day stay in Vancouver, British Columbia. I live in a wild and natural place in the Kootenay region of BC in Canada. A stay this long in the city can be quite a challenge for me. My dear friend Leigh ensured that I got to spend lot’s of time in nature during my stay with her. One of the places she shared with me was Lighthouse Park, situated in West Vancouver on the lower mainland. Within this park stand some of the oldest and largest uncut trees in the Lower mainland and include Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar and Western Hemlock. Some reach heights of 200 feet and are up to 500 years old. This is sadly just a fragile remnant of an old growth forest.

Even though I live in a very forested area, it is a rare thing for me to find myself amongst such ancient trees. I can’t even trace my own family back 500 years!
As I stood beneath their magnificent presence, my feet resting on the earth above unfathomable roots, my eyes gazing upward through ethereal limbs, I felt the connection to a life force, primordial and tender.
As I try to find the words to convey to you what being in their presence felt like. I realize that there are none. The silence of their wisdom is profound, something felt deep within my being.

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