Young boys chase through the forest, coloured scarves streaming in the air
shouts and screams abound
but one lad sits away from the rest
in a nook of a tree
he closes his eyes and feels everything around him.
The rivulets of understanding flow through him and he feels at home
that feeling would stay with him the rest of his life
even when times were hard and nature seemed distant
with a little effort he could remember how he felt.
A feeling of calm, of interconnectedness, of strength.
All children should have this chance. To run free and be given the time and trust to do so.
It may be more important than we know.