Look in and draw your imagination of a plant or an animal. Redbud or lilac, bamboo or willow, a community of trees, at the edge of an old road at dawn.

Look out and describe yourself as a landscape. Become tree fern and waterfall, find the cave where the bear hibernates, the path out of the cave, the moist air. Stand still and listen. Know yourself among friends in the forest.

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