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in the land of the ancients

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 9, 2015 by dacarc

quinault forest

back into the deep forest

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the olympic rain forest – it’s not raining, today. there are wildfires, over the next ridge

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here, in the quinault basin, it’s quiet, deep, old..

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the width of 1000 rings, the annual circles of the growth go wide, far beyond our reach

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what have they seen? each ring, holds the tracings of our ancestors, long passed on

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the largest western red cedar, the largest sitka spruce – the ancients, towering, embracing, protecting, and watching all that has been

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hurricane force winds, lightning strikes, floods, earthquakes, droughts, fires – and yet they stand, alive. stepping into the hollow of the cedar, a sacred place, this cathedral of life
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these trees that surround us still, only 100 years old, the protected ones, now.

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we are grateful for their presence.

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