13 August 2019
Today the woods provided to me a calm and beautiful space to relax and self-sooth. Today the woods were a spa. The fallen log over the creek was the perfect place to walk across, back and forth, focusing on both my physical and emotional balance. The cold water in the creek was an alleviating bath in the stagnant summer heat. The downed trees in the creek created a bed with which to lay on and unwind. As I lay, I closed my eyes and I focused on the sounds of the forest—the birds chirping, the creek babbling, the leaves rustling. I didn’t fall into a sleep whilst laying here, but somehow just being present in the forest and enjoying its details was more invigorating than any spa trip or deep sleep.
❊ Lauren Nicole Geiser ❊