Yesterday we took a hike through a Redwood forest. It was magical. The redwoods are gigantic – hundreds of feet tall and so sturdy – some of them growing in that spot for over a thousand years through earthquakes and fires. It is a powerful feeling being in the midst of something that old and solid. Whenever I am in a forest like this – or actually, even in the little overgrown wild garden on my block in the east village, I feel like a little kid again. The wonder, excitement and discovery that goes along with being immersed in nature – surrounded by an environment that completely dwarfs you – I guess that’s probably what little kids feel like all the time! Perhaps that’s why it brings me back. I recommend visiting some woods sometime soon and getting a little dose.