‘now autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods
and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.’
tonight will be my visit to the last ann arbor park
one day before my goal of halloween
it will be bittersweet to end this adventure
watch for my story this weekend.
bird hills park
dhu varen park
eberwhite woods park
loving all the forts, both big and small that i’ve discovered as i continue my journey through the ann arbor parks. forts are very sacred places. lots of heart and hard work go into the making of them – special spaces to meet and hang out with your gang.
(i’m about half way through the parks now -through the letter ‘i’)
– 80 down and 80-ish to go! –
“i have a lot of growing up to do. i realized that the other day inside my fort. “
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
who lost one rubber slipper
in the middle of the woods
maybe i will
with the person
who is wearing the other
“you cannot put the same shoe on every foot. “
an autumn afternoon in ann arbor on the huron river
“slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.”
~john de paola