went to the forest today...
to the edge of my village, and through the golden flowering fields towards the distant dense trees
muddy roads, paths... it's been raining a lot lately...
doesn't matter if these shoes get dirty, i don't care.
at a fork in the road, there's an old sign propped up on the ground
it's difficult to read... says something like "don't stray too far from the path"
off the path to my left, there's a tall tree that had fallen down, laying there at a diagonal angle
i want to go to it and try to climb on it...
besides... the sign said "dont stray too far" ;)
so i go to the tree...
but its too slippery to walk on.
then I spot a hunter's booth a bit further away, with a ladder
would also be fun to climb ;)
i go there
and then i see the grave.
wait... double take--
did I just find a grave in the middle of this massive forest?
on a cross
i walk towards it
it's actually "Markus + Dina" ... but Dina is in smaller letters (why?)
there's a small sign in front of the grave
I kneel down to read it,
pine branches are blocking the letters...
should i touch it?
i quickly look for a stick but dont see a good one...
so I just move the pines away with my hand.
I had to read it several times to understand
it said something along the lines of:
" the unfulfilled soul
is released into the magic circles of the night
and will live a thousand fold "
oh my god.
and a moment for Markus and Dina.
amazed... I continue
muddy shoes... who cares
the path ends at a T, and I gaze out at the fields.
next time, I'll walk further...
but i turn back.
the golden evening sun is shining behind the trees,
Somehow, I start to contemplate about the Occupy movement... and how it was a mass meeting of minds...
(I realize... this was the true power of the movement... which goes deeper than any changes in laws or policies... it was a true shift in consciousness.)
and I have that song by Joan Baez "It's time to occupy" stuck in my head.
at the other end of the path, there is a park with a small stream
love that sound of water flowing...
but this song is stuck in my head and its like the two are competing
so I try to listen to the water
i stand on a rock in the middle of the stream
and the water rinses the mud off my shoes :)
and then I head back home.