HUMBOLDT REDWOODS
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for certain: superlatives could be used (a forest of giants, the largest living beings on earth...) or facts to baffle with (in 1874, the Santa Rosa Baptist church was built from the timber of a single tree...) but would that convey the experience?

in there
the massive space between columnsa birdcall only echoes a feeling: that the lifespan of other, more common sentient beings (this waiting bird, a passing deer, that bemushroomed human) can only be that: a birdcall falling short in the purple silence of a primeval forest, the undisturbed stillness of a primordial age.

but with so little remaining (2%) of what was once a vast green forest growing on the shores of a vast blue ocean, that same call will pierce through the infinite sadness that is felt, and give rise—at the wordless experience of what remains—to infinite gratitude.




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