I was recently introduced to the book, The Hidden Life of Trees, by a friend of mine. Recommending it, Bijoy said, “The author talks about this forest, somewhere close to you.”
“Close to me?” I had to Google it. Lo and behold! The book is based on the beech forests in the Eifel area of Germany, where I live. This was a forested area that I was planning on visiting for some years.
Reading about the forest, the book’s author Peter Wohlleben, and how he started his journey of understanding trees, was really interesting. It was a relatable story of how so many things work in Germany — something absolutely fascinating and remarkable being done in a completely nondescript little town. …
Recently during one of my many video chats with my friends, we got into a long discussion about travel post COVID-19 times. (If there anything called ‘post’ COVID-19).
Despite our ‘fernweh’ (Fernweh” is a German word for “farsickness,” the opposite of homesickness. …
It’s now almost a month since most of us are working from home/sheltered in place. It’s such a phenomenal experience. In many ways it was inclusive and in so many ways laid bare the disparities in the society. I hope this is a once in a lifetime experience.
There is nothing normal about: