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forest = god

My friend Nathalie is a nature dancer who lives in Engadin, Switzerland. Walking through the forest, she came across a little hand-painted sign saying

'scoulina da god.'

The word for forest is 'god' in Vallader, which is one of the Romansh languages spoken there. The sign translates to forest school.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

-John Muir

Do you experience nature as sacred?

You are nature--beautiful messy nature.

Your body is wild nature.

If you are breathing air now,

you are enveloped in wild nature.

Well, then, if the forest is god,

so are you.

Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree.

He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.

-Herman Hesse


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