It’s strange that it’s so easy for me to get in touch with nature, attach myself to the calm rustling of trees, the coolness of rivers after a day’s hike, be at peace with the silence of the woods.. Yet I find it so difficult to get in touch with mankind.
To that I start asking myself if it was really my nature to be alone. If it could be that all souls had a soulmate, maybe my soul was just not that of a human being. I live alone. I walk alone. And that is how I survive.
Written during the author’s hike in Mount Hiwada and Mount Monomi, Saitama, Japan.