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He loved the woods.

Far away from the cubicle, that multi-walled conformity machine marooned within the information factory, the quiet of the woods beckoned the task at hand.

The green and blue embrace of the day helped purge the frenzy of modern decay.

It won’t be long before our brains are forever wired to the internet, he thought.  There will be no escape.  Close your eyes and all you’ll be permitted to see and imagine will be online shopping, slaves to the selfish bourgeois.

It will be the law.

But not in the woods.  Here in the woods it was different.  There were no traffic jams in the woods.  No crowded subways full of people casting zombie gazes, staring holes through each other like they didn’t exist.  No suits, no ties, no shiny abyss.

Just the oneness of natural things.

The sun was hot but felt good on his face, as the warm breeze waltzed its way through the evergreens, back and forth, back and forth, against a kind of blue only Myles Davis could describe.  At last, he felt the tensions of the day being swept away by a harmony only the woods could convey.

With ancient stones still aglow in the daylight descending, it was time to transcend into the sacred.  Blue gently turned to black as he lit the fire and breathed the night air.  And sitting in the calm of the moment, he surrendered to the woods, and the woods answered him in kind, granting those elusive gifts, self-awareness and peace of mind.

We should all love the woods.

 

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