I live next to a small wood, and it's become inextricably linked to my writing. Whether I'm looking at the view of the changing seasons from my window, or walking amongst the trees to recharge my batteries, the wood never fails to leave me feeling happier. I've been writing about living magic since 2015, and it's no coincidence that I moved house the year before. The wood is beautiful and mysterious--the perfect inspiration.
Today's blog post contains a few quotes from other writers whose words do a great job of describing that inspiration.
“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”
― Khalil Gibran
“Nothing had changed in this forest for thousands of years, and all the myths and legends of a hundred different lands seemed much more likely in this green haze.”
― Stephenie Meyer
“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy.”
― C.S. Lewis
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things. Their language has been lost. But not the gestures.”
― Vera Nazarian
“Her thoughts came to life in the stillness of the wood, nurtured by the air and the scent and the vividness of it.”
― Meagan Spooner
“Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.”