Earthy

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I recall the moist and earthy scent
of the moss-covered rocks
where I communed with the elementals as a child...
that semi-sweet and pungent odor...
 

it seemed alchemical;
the passive remnants of decaying flora mixing with
the clutching roots and underbelly of things fully alive and pushing upward...
two opposing forces creating a magical tension...
 

Running my fingers over those lush green carpets;
vast empires unfolded before me,
an endless parade of organic, diminutive dramas...


my senses electrified, amplified;
held in the cradle of nature's embrace,
between birth and death,
so viscerally and ephemerally alive...
 

words & image © Heather Rhodes at Studio Petronella
model: elena