Sea of Trees


Sea of Trees

It has been estimated that every year 100 corpses are found in the  ” Sea of Trees ” in Japan and that about a half mile into the forest traces of human life like debris left behind by hikers  begin to disappear-  in fact at that point the hikers- some of who had every intention of coming back out  disappear too.

It because the forest is so dense.

But my mind always goes to the trees themselves- maybe it goes there so that I won’t spend a lot of time thinking about what goes on under them or from their branches.

My mind goes to damaged trees- trees damaged through acts of nature or human carelessness.

I remember learning that when a tree is injured it will bleed pitch to close up it’s wounds and I have to wonder-are the trunks of the trees Aokigahara as smooth as glass


do they feel like any tree in any forest where people do not go to give up the ghost.

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