another day, another quiet hike.
(n.) forest solitude,
the feeling of being alone in the woods.
one with nature.
as we made our way through the jungle of giant leaves,
only one of us spotted a tiger and we looked out for each other.
“on a hard jungle journey nothing is so important as having a team you can trust.”
― tahir shah, House of the Tiger King: The Quest for a Lost City
when we set out on our hike
to see what spring animals
were out there
we thought maybe
we’d see a bear
awakening from a long winter’s nap
though we most likely
scared any creature
who happened to be in our oncoming path
or most anywhere in the vicinity
with our marching and laughing and yelling and jumping
we looked closer
and at last
found an animal
passed over by many
who was not afraid of us
just waiting to to be discovered
a single ant.
“life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.”