Forest bathing makes you feel better.
It has changed my life. I grew up indoors, my inner-city working-class family being extremely averse to the outside.
Why would you go out in the dirt and the wet when you could see it all on The Darling Buds of May? It has taken me until my 30s to develop an appreciation for the outdoors beyond being smashed and glittered in a field in Somerset listening to LCD Soundsystem play. The romantic poets certainly got the gist, presenting going for a walk as something noble, even heroic.
Just as it was back in the 19th century, the forest is most easily accessed by those with the privilege of proximity.
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I have that privilege. My house backs on to an iron-age forest, so within minutes of walking out of my door I am engulfed in wilderness. For the urban would-be forest bather, I imagine it can feel impossible to find the time to get out of the city. If you can bring yourself to steal that extra hour pre-dawn, you can find yourself alone in parkland — maybe not the deepest forest bath, but enough to feel immersed and revived. What a gift to be guided for 12 months by the soul of a Bohemian waxwing!
By the time I got up, hours after dawn, he had already chewed a hole in the hard wire mesh of the new feeder some friends gave us for Christmas. For me, apparently, this will be the Year of the Persistent Domestic Rodent.
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Winter is not generally a season that inspires a sense of hope. Short gray days are followed by long dark nights, with no intervening sense that time is passing, that progress of any kind is being made.
The other seasons are observably different from one day to the next — new flowers blooming in springtime, baby birds fledging in summer, leaves turning new shades of color all fall — but in winter the world is fast asleep. Buds have set on the cascading canes of the forsythia bush, on the limbs of the saucer magnolia and the flowering crab apple. Even the towering sugar maple trees in my yard are covered with tiny leaf buds waiting for warmth to wake them.
It bloomed in January — a small, inconsequential white flower with a heavenly scent.
My mother brought a sprig of it north to our house in Birmingham, where it thrived for decades, but Middle Tennessee seems to be outside its range. In January, I still miss the flowers. But one of my neighbors has a large stand of winter jasmine growing next to her driveway.