Paths in the woods
If you traipse the woods daily as I do, you notice nuances on the paths taken. Most of the paths I walk are well-trodden, which is a good thing when I’m wandering in my mind and not paying attention to where I’m going. But a path that is well-trodden means that I don’t have woods to myself.
This is a good thing because it means that many others are enjoying the woods as well. But I’m a bit selfish. I love the time alone, the quiet, and in reality I end up seeing few others.
When we do meet someone, it’s usually someone with a dog, which makes my dog extremely happy. The woods don’t belong to me, and I’m so happy that I get time for “forest bathing”, right out my door. I will share this lovely place.