The Crystal Forest

Today’s writing prompt at Daily Post is Ode to a Playground.

A place from your past or childhood, one that you’re fond of, is destroyed. Write it a memorial.

Most places we think of exist in a particular location in space and they span time. That is, you can go back at pretty much any moment in time and it will still be there, at the same location.

The Crystal Forest was a place that existed in a particular location in time and it spanned space.

Bruce Peninsula Trail at Bruce Peninsula Natio...

Bruce Peninsula Trail at Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

During my primary hiking years on the Bruce Trail, I went for a hike one day in the Caledon area. There had been freezing rain the day before and ice clung to the trees, the branches, the poles and the wires. On the day of my hike the sky was a cloudless blue and the sun was out and glittering off the ice. What a spectacular sight!

I say that the Crystal Forest spanned space, since it wasn’t just in a single isolated area, but rather all around for the duration of my entire hike.

Crystal forest

Crystal forest (Photo credit: Anduze traveller)

Were you or I to go back to that same physical location today we would not see it. It existed only on that particular day.

The Crystal Forest was not destroyed in the sense implied by the Daily Prompt. It existed only during that specific moment in time, but it does occupy a special place in my memory and imagination

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  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Ode to a Playground | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34

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