A vision that stays
“The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable. From them comes silence and awe…they are ambassadors from another time.” — John Steinbeck
It really is impossible to capture a forest of redwoods in a photograph, and not just because they are far too tall for even the widest angle. Walking through a redwood grove is a multi-sensory experience that permeates the soul. As many times as I visited Muir Woods, I never felt ready to leave. I always left later than I intended to, promising myself another visit as soon as I could get back. Now that I live on the east coast, I can only visit in my memory, but Steinbeck is right: the vision stays.
What are some of the places you carry inside your heart?
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