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FINLAND: IN THE FOREST WITH THE ANCIENTS

 

 

IN THE FOREST WITH THE ANCIENTS

In the summer of 2015, I went on a week-long hiking expedition in the forests of the Kainuu region of central Finland to see the heart of the country and capture it in photographs. During my time there I experienced a spiritual reconnection to the living, breathing world in a way I hadn't before. The trees in the forests of Finland are ancient beings and I felt their solemn vitality deep in my soul. I realized they are elders that tolerate my presence, and they know that their time on earth and memory spans farther, and likely more profound, than ours.