5/19/2016

 

this thing i do

 

In Maine, right on the boarder of Canada looking at us, the St. Croix river. My father always talked about moving to nova scotia, I can see it now. Driving back from the clinic, pulling the car over and walking out into the woods. It is weird at first. Every step you take if farther away from your carÖ but you just fucking do it and you donít know why. You think a lot of the Schneiders when they took you four wheeling out at Salty Cove, you walk and each step is scarier then the lest,

Trees
Trees
Trees

Lake
River
Field
Trees
I am probably only a football field away from my car but it feels exhilarating.

I do this weird thing where I start to touch all the trees that I walk past, I donít know what it is, maybe this thing is like I am carving my name, I was here. I touch the earth. I was here.

I do this in
Maine
North Dakota
Minnesota
Washington
Alaska
Arizona
Florida
Texas

And everywhere I go, most of all Alaska