This is a place where people greet each other when they meet. I think it is an expression of big nature. People become humble and remember where they come from. That’s the effect this forest has on me.
“We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.”
Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow