How much we missed Mother Nature these past months, when most of us couldn't go out of our flats except for emergencies. Perhaps — now that we have missed her so much — we'll treat her in a loving and gentle way.
The pandemic has given a new twist to forest therapy, as the guide connects with a group virtually, instead of on a two-hour walk in person. But the method, a series of invitations to open the senses, remains the same.
I found out the trees in our lot were dying. Wildlife lived within: Where would they go? I told my students about it, and connected it to our school's Thanksgiving Drive. Then something unexpected happened.