Wandered into The Forest: draft for 🍃Nature’s Secrets🍃 storybook


I ventured into Reinhardswald Forest at dusk, after the sun had set. Yes, I'm a little bit nuts, but I didn't go too deep inside because I was warned at the castle that at night one would lose their way.

I might have been the only person in that area of the forest at the time, my heart thumping chills down my spine, yet I felt the peaceful presence and connection with nature all around.

And unlike Hansel or Gretel, (which I found a copy of the little storybook to read at the castle during that evening's supper), I hadn't brought my roll of bread, to drop a trail of breadcrumbs.

I was also told that the wild boars come out after dark, (some of whom had wild piglets that spring) and sadly, local hunters arrive after midnight with their guns, so I headed out of the forest and to my car a bit after 10 o'clock, and arrived safely back at the castle, which was now illuminated with lanterns.

note to self: this photo of the castle lit up is from around dusk, when I was heading to the forest. check through all the pix to see if there are any of the castle illuminated on the night sky, when I returned from the forest later that night.

© Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

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The people around you, they start to disappear . . 

Tonight someone’s missing from the dinner table

Grabbing at anything to put out the flames,

I leave all my clothes behind,

I won’t be needing them anymore.. 

In this lighting, the landscape outside looks like a nightmare hedge, skies ablaze. © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

This image represents the horrors of warfare, something i’ve only glimpsed in the nightmare world i entered while asleep last night. The image is a still i took from a video on exhibit at Somerset House, London in summer 2016, entitled, “Dreaming with Stanley Kubrick.” © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography

When will the dust clear, and what will be left? © Lisa Ellen Goodman Photography