The Magic of the Forest
If I didn't have to work, and if mosquitoes were vegan, then I would very likely spend every night and every day out in nature. You would find me in the water. You would find me in the woods. You would see me laying in the tall grass, and running through fields of wildflowers. I'd explore mountain ranges, I'd sleep in the trees, and I'd sit in silence listening to the twinkling of the stars. Being in nature gives me energy, it always has.
When I filmed my "Woodland Fairytale" video, I got poured on. (Really! Watch the leaves on the tree starting at part 0:32; it rained so hard!) Not only was the rain coming down in buckets, but it started to thunder too. Since I was already out in the middle of the forest, I figured there was no use in turning back. After all, in the time it would have taken to make it to "safety," the storm probably would have been done and over with.
So...my camera, Loki, and I hunkered down in the woods, just like every other woodland creature was doing. It's a weird thing, but being in that storm made me feel very connected to the area around me. It is strange how nature behaves during a thunderstorm.
I remember seeking shelter from the rain under the needle-covered branches of an evergreen and thinking to myself "I am going to be covered in so many bug bites by the time I make it home." However, I never once got buzzed in the ear by my pointy-nosed little friends. I watched them fly past me, but none ever bothered to stop for lunch. Maybe it was the elf ears?
I still get this oddly warm feeling when I think of how I shared my shelter in peace with the mosquitoes and the moths. We were all hiding out from the weather. We were like a bunch of little kids that were holding still, holding our breath and hiding behind the same couch in an intense game of hide-and-seek. It took a thunderstorm to remind me that, no matter how big or how small, we are all creatures of the same planet, and we are all here to do one thing... to live.
An Elf in the Woods
I hope to make my way back into the woods soon. While I don't expect the mosquitoes will be quite so kind this time around, I do find the forest comforting. Much like the lake, it is a place that is so serene that I can't help but to lose myself in its magic.
Thank you for providing cover for me and my newfound friends, lovely trees. I hope to visit again with you soon! ♥
XOXO- Mermaid Phantom