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  • Bruce Siebold

The Bench

Near the heart of Eighty Acres you will find a bench. It was not a complicated building project. Simply an old picnic table board nailed into two sturdy oak logs. It is placed under the out stretched arms of my spirit tree and here you will find me sitting and listening to the land speak to me. I visit the bench often where I read the poems of Mary Oliver, drink my coffee, pray in my own personal way and practice being mindful of the Earth Mother's gifts. Few are invited to sit with me on the bench for I do not seek idle chatter, and as Mary Oliver has said, "If you have ever gone into the woods with me, I must love you very much."

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