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Hiking to the Evergreen beach is always a fun, easy walk in the woods. Can’t help but laugh at the kids that tag trees. You know you’re in the middle of somewhere special when anarchy signs adorn the cross sections of felled firs. Olympia in the springtime…

I found this note rolled up in the hollow of a tree. It reads, “If I never make it back to California, I want you to know I love you.” Secret wishes in trees are magical, and I carefully re-rolled it up and tucked it safely back, feeling slightly intrusive yet somehow included in the moment.

Upon returning home, I snuggled with my favorite cancer-kitty and day dreamed of California.

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