I lay across this gnarled branch, spilling my secrets to the tree’s wisdom. The warmth of the atmosphere blankets me with a gentle touch. I whisper into the oak my sweet melodies of life as we build an unbreakable connection as children of this land. The tales of happiness spread throughout the forest. With the giggles of flowers echoing into the air. The bark nurtures the child in me as my laughter radiates to the fluffy clouds. The soil shivers from the grounds caress as the leaves dance in the distant winds. The day draws to a close with the last goodbyes of the day’s warmth is replaced by the approaching brisk of the night. The sun prints today’s goodbye into the sky, painting the horizon with a rainbow of lullabies. My eyes beam with gratitude and the innocence in my breath gasps a moment in silence. Mushrooms release their final spores in appreciation as the touch of dawn kisses our passionate skins. Bats awaken in excitement to pull at the approaching moon. For the time being, I will climb down from my moment in heaven and bid farewell. A warmth of love shivers through my core. It’s an unconditional love, a sacred love, a final spur of wisdom from my old friend. about how connected we all are. We share the same secrets. The same beautiful moments. The nurturing energy of the beaming sun and the protection of the mysterious moon. We live in-between, sharing the true intimacy of the Earth. A glimmering tear rolls down my cheek. I wipe it and leave it on the tree as a mark of our infinite friendship. Together we shared many lifelong memories and emotions today, and tomorrow we’ll share them all again.