I headed into the trees, down the brown, leafy path. Enveloped in overgrown greenery. Bumps and stumps jumping out in front of me along the narrow trail. My intention, to escape. To find solitude in the depths of the woods. To find peace in the whisper of the leaves and the skittering of the squirrels. At least I hoped it was squirrels. It wasn’t long before I saw him. Encircled in sun light. He beaconed to me. “Come closer,” I thought I heard him say. “This way.” I’m sure that’s what I heard.
Do you see him? Can you feel him? He was there. I swear.