Monday, April 18, 2022

I'm Going Forest Bathing

 You've got to hand it to the Japanese. They come up with some of the best ideas.

Take "forest bathing," for instance.

That's what the Japanese call it when they stroll off into the woods and just take in all the joy that Nature has to offer. Apparently the Japanese do this in droves.

I've done this, but I never had a name for it. And it's been way too long since I have done it, mostly because every time I've gone to a forest in New Jersey, it has been densely populated with other New Jerseyans. It's to be expected, I suppose.

But the forest I am about to bathe in has no one around. It has no trail through it and no significant landmarks that I know of yet. It's off the grid and probably off the world wide web as well. Forest bathing is not done in the nude, but if I wanted to I sure could.

Gonna stroll into the woods for a nice long forest bath. Gonna stand there and appreciate the miracle of owning mountain property again. Gonna pull out a chair and a good book and just take in the view. Gonna hug every tree and kiss the ground, because I belong in the mountains, and it's been too long. 

I will bore you with photos when I return.

I'm going home.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy yourself! Commune with the Forest, the Goddess and the Ancestors!

Anti Kate said...

It is so pleasing to witness you find this place for yourself again. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Bohemian said...

I want to Forest Bathe in the Nude, in some Pristine Waters found there... but, then again I'm an uninhibited Old Hippie. Have Fun Forest Bathing whether you keep your clothes on or not. Communing with Nature is good for the Soul.

e said...

So happy for you, Anne! This will be the best bath ever.

pam nash said...

This will be your personal forest - yes? Sounds like a very good thing to do. Breathe in the stillness and breathe out all the city congestion.

yellowdoggranny said...

do it............but do it nekkid...well nekkid and your bear spray

ellen abbott said...

The Japanese also recommend it for sadness and depression.