Original Watercolor, Silver Leaf, 2019 (8” x 10”)
Color comes together in golden light. A circle of trees—a fairy ring in the forest—guardians stand tall to create great protection for me as I walk through the woods. I’ve known them all my life—we met when I first climbed them as a child, and again when I danced among them as a young woman, and now, as they shade me on my walk home at sunset. They are my friends. They’ve always been there, silent, listening, whispering, and leaning toward the sky.