Hiked in the Cascades today. Mild, clear day with many springs crossing the path, little waterfalls and unseen birds. Lots of moss, one tree completely covered with hanging moss, all bright green. Found 2 shrines, one with the virgin of Guadelupe and Shiva cards, the other a lantern with a plastic baby in it and a broken wind chime. Other humans finding themselves in the woods marking their time there.
My first rejection for my manuscript, "Immaculate Answers". At least they had the courtesy to write. Bastards.