WWF volunteer program - Vikos Aoos National Park, Greece

03/09/2011

The light is gone for the day
and you hang on to your precious, plastic torch to lead the way
observing your breathing pattern as you walk
surrounded by sounds you don’t recognize,
twigs cracking in the dark
and the smell of pine trees.
There was a bear sighting in the area a few nights ago
You are a kid again
and you’re overwhelmed by a primitive feeling
that completely takes over
“Please, don’t let him find me,
please let me get to the main road
unnoticed,
unharmed...”
Then you lift your eyes from the ground
standing still for a moment;
the stars are in their place
the moon is in her place
finally
so is your heart
The air is crispier in the mountain
the night is longer
and if you keep quiet long enough, you can even hear the creek
You fear the woods
until you allow yourself
to become one with them...


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