Transformation in the Woods

As part of our Forest Bathing tours, we also work with symbolism.

The Beauty Along the Road

I saw the standing deadwood from a distance. It was a giant tree trunk jutting high into the air. Something was dangling from it, swaying lightly in the breeze. Too soft and fabric-like to be peeling bark, I decided.

Walking closer now, my breath caught and I stood frozen in awe the moment I recognized the largest snake skin I had ever seen. Transfixed, I looked up at the thin membrane dangling like an exotic scarf from a height of about 10 feet. My next thought turned to the owner of the skin, probably a black snake that must be living somewhere around the tree roots. I looked around cautiously, not wanting to accidentally step on a monster snake.

At the same time, my mind kept chanting one word over and over: “Transformation, transformation.”

My heart beat a little faster. I knew this was the snake’s message to me. Spring…

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2 thoughts on “Transformation in the Woods

  1. Nice. This must be the week for it. I’ve seen the shed skins up in trees too. Wonder if they are often up there, or they just like it for…transformation. 💚

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