With the revision of Book 1 completed and Book 2 now making steady progress, I’ve decided to provide little snippet teasers to keep you going until the releases are public. You can sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this page.
It’s unusually warm for the time of year, compared to what I’m used to. I go to a trail that I spot in the forest near our house. My head is spinning from so much new information. As I stomp through the forest I try to collect my thoughts and figure out what exactly it is that I’m so angry about. It’s surprisingly difficult.
I pause for a moment and take a deep breath while I contemplate my surroundings. The forest is beautiful. Although it certainly isn’t manicured, it has an orderly feel to it, like everything is exactly where it’s meant to be – it’s kind of eerie. A forest is supposed to have a wild, random edge to it, slightly disorganized and overgrown with a spooky, dark feeling to it. Instead this one is extremely calm and tranquil. What is with this place? It’s like there’s no room for anger or depression. Even my own mood seems instantly lighter and happier – but how? Just a few minutes ago I was steaming mad. It’s frustrating – I want to be mad, I want to pout. Instead I find myself smiling and listening to the melodic chirp of birds.
The sun is peeking through the treetops causing parts of the forest bed to sparkle. I don’t know the names for most of what I see in this forest, but I can recognize the redwood cedars for their infamous size, seriously you could hollow one out and park a car in it! Then of course there’s the birch trees, distinct because of the white bark. There are tiny, colorful flowers everywhere around me, like an exquisite blanket covering the forest floor. It’s like walking through a dream. I stop dead in my tracks… a dream… my dream… that’s why this seems so familiar – I’ve seen this forest in my dreams, as clear as if I’d been here before. How is that possible?!