During Independent Bookstore Week in November of 2012, I was honored to be chosen to read a piece along with Ann Packer, New York Times bestselling author of The Dive From Clausen’s Pier, and others at my favorite bookstore: the amazing Capitola Book Cafe. Here is my 5 minute tribute, which actually contains some pretty entertaining stories, if I do say so myself. Ann Packer even told me she loved my piece!
It’s hard to believe that I live a 2 minute drive from this forest. This surprise awaited me in the thick of the lush greens recently. Walking into the middle of this giant redwood was like being in the womb of the Great Mother. How grateful I am to the Forest of Nisene Marks, to Aptos, to Santa Cruz County, to California, to this beautiful season! Even with the cool foggy days, the weather is perfect. I am drawn to the forest as I never have been in my life lately. The Earth is calling. The Mother returns us to Her womb, and we are renewed.