It has been many years since I walked through the woods of loneliness
You see, I only come here when my world has been turned upside down and I need some space and air to breath into my life again
I love to look at the trees with all the colours and the way the sun peeps through the leaves. Each and every vein is lit up and you can see the whole tree come to life. The tree itself has been standing here for many moons and changes all year round, but this is the time of year “Autumn” when he feels he is the most glamorous and attractive.
He stands tall and strong and as I look up at him he waves to me with his leaves as the wind blows softly through them. He then speaks to me as the air blows in and out of the whole tree and you can hear a whistle and then a sigh. The soft leaves fall and surround the tree and make a carpet made up of yellows, oranges and reds. I sit for a while with my back to the tree and close my eyes. I imagine that I am the tree in Autumn and that I am strong and brave like him. My roots have grown through my boots and into the ground and I too have become part of the earth.
As I wake up and see a small squirrel at my side, I do not move and watch how he dances around and chews away at the freshly opened conkers on the ground. I have always loved their smooth shiny skin and the best ones are the ones that are just about to pop out. Although I am an adult now, I cannot resist picking them up and filling my pockets to the brim
As I leave this place, I no longer feel lonely, the tree, the leaves and the spirit of the place has taught me that it is okay to be by yourself
For when we are we can see and hear the most amazing things