This morning, I'm working on one of the few opinion pieces in my Field Notes collection of essays so as I dive into my uncomfort zone -- and the heartache of writing about the clear-cutting of trees -- I'd like to share this quote from Herman Hesse, a German poet, painter and novelist:
"Tree are sanctuaries.Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.
They do not preach learning and precepts; they preach,
undeterred by the particulars, the ancient laws of life."