20 May '11, 11pm

May 21 Is National Walk In The Woods Day!:

May 21 Is National Walk In The Woods Day!:

I spent a good part of my life in the woods. Every chance I got I would take my children and introduce them to the wonders and peace found there. When younger, before kids I often would build a lean-to and sleep by a brook enjoying the lullaby of the brook to send me off to dreamland. I loved camping by a pond with kids in the spring to hear the frogs symphony as they were mating. I taught them how to tell from the crack of a branch underfoot how big the animal was that they could hear at night. They learned that there is nothing to be afraid of in the forest so long as they were respectful of it and its inhabitants and how to protect themselves if by accident they startled a mother with young to protect. I was never alone when I went into the forest as I had so much life around me. Sadly I have become disabled and my last trip to the place I love the most was almost 15 ye...

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