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The Bush

What an awesome day! I started out by walking up to the mailbox with Kim to get some exercise. Impressed by the ethereal beauty of the landscape in the mist, I decided to take the bush walk that I had been putting off for a sunny day. The bush had a primeval beauty in the mist and wetness that touched me to my core. After taking a bum slide down the first hill, I decided it wouldn't hurt a bit to sit down on a wet log and absorb a little more moisture as I absorbed the beauty surrounding me. The air had a fresh minty smell although I was unable to identify the contributing flora. A multiplicity of ferns graced the bank of the roadway, from tiny species inches tall to gigantic, primeval tree-like ferns towering above the greenery, filtering sky through lace. At every turn in the trail I stopped again to absorb the environment, let it meld with my soul and register its beauty in my memory. I came upon a little waterfall where I sat for a long time allowing the sound of the trickling water and some unknown-to-me species of singing birds do their combined work of soothing my soul. Climbing back up the slippery-in-spots clay and grass trail, I pondered the beauty of Daniel, who protects and allows this place to exist. I suspect that he is part of it as it is also part of him.... and I love the whole result. Thank you, Daniel, for not only being who you are but finding and living who you are.

Aroha, Linda

The Bush


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