The woods, for me, are always a place of calm. Whether sunny or inclement, much of the world is hidden but it is always there. You can smell the loaminess of the earth and the scents of all nature and beings. You know the animals and birds are there, but even they are silent in the early hour. You also know there are magical creatures living within, but they are not for us to see.
In the forest, there is a peacefulness and quiet that reaches in and touches my soul. This is my church.
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