For the Trees

Who speaks on their behalf? Who’s listening?

Photo by Vladimir Kudinov on Unsplash

A Great Presence

It hit me with the force of an ocean wave-the sudden scent of the giant sequoias drifting through the golden-green light of morning in the forest understory. It was my first trip to Yosemite and my friend Carlos and I had come here to climb: sight of the world famous cliffs of ‘The Valley’-El Capitan, Half Dome…