THE MAGIC OF THE FOREST

Are you imaginative?

I sometimes look at the forest… the green depths that just turn darker the longer you gaze into the dim space in between the tall trees. I wonder how people stopped believing in fairytales, when they seem so very real as I stand and look at a mysterious forest right there… In front of me… I can just imagine seeing a troll wander silently through the woods, stepping carefully on the green moss with his bare feet. Or a beautiful elfish girl dancing on top of a cut log, having her silky web-like dress flow around her pale ghostly figure. A nix peeking up from underneath the black surface of a forest lake – luring you to step closer.

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Thinking about this makes my heart race, and I stand and breathe heavily, as if I can see those very beings in front of me. Although they might be hidden in the shadows, I do feel their presence in my imagination, and I smile. I miss having a childhood, where everyone around me seemed to believe in these unearthly beings, but it is much duller to grow up and be an adult. It is even considered a sin – heck, even a mental illness – if you start believing in such creatures. But why not? Why not still believe in magic?

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If there is anything magical in this world, it will be the nature itself. It is truly amazing, and it has hidden so many secrets from us throughout the years – some are not even explored yet. So yes, why not believe in fairytale creatures, mysterious happenings and the beauty and magic of a deep green forest?

I believe… Do you?

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