Forests are places which make us reflect on our existence. Their ecosystem, so unique and so holistic, make us wonder whether we should also try to be in harmony with the world as an ant in the forest is in harmony with the tree leafs. The forests gave Heidegger his inspiration for some of his greatest ideas. The forests frighten us at night, awakening primitive instincts long forgotten. Forests are a source of joy and refreshment on a sunny day, in ways that the human soul cannot utter in words. They were here long before we came into existence and will be long after we are gone. They are the guardians of existence. Forests is part of us. They are our best philosopher friend and we should take good care of them. They bring out our inner self. And that can only be a good thing.
Below I have some of the best forest and tree photos used in Harmonia Philosophica articles. Enjoy.