Lovely man. Real.
Learning from Tree Elders – can so relate to that.
In a way I have taken all this forest dwelling and harvesting for granted since I was brought up with it. Seeing it as an utterly ordinary every season thing everybody in the village does & I never saw it as some special “indigenous activity”, but I guess – upon reflection – it is.
Although Forest, be it pine forest or rainforest is always magical.
Satisfaction saturates one’s whole being opening up to it & one feels complete, a part of Totality.
Short videos from my cultural/linguistic relatives: