The first thing I noticed when I was in the forest is that it is big. Really big! The next thing I noticed is that it is easy to lose your way. The next thing I noticed is that once you lose your way, there are no exit signs. None! The next thing I noticed is that, owing to the absence of exit signs, you can walk for hours and hours and hours in any direction and still be in the middle of nowhere, which forces you to camp out for the night against your will. Maybe camp out is the wrong term to use here because I had no camping gear; no sleeping bag, no tent, no food, and no water. And thanks to my decision to give up smoking four years earlier, no lighter or matches. No fire! I gave up smoking to save my life. The irony . . .
The next thing I noticed is that I needed toilet paper. Being really scared does that to me. Since I didn't have toilet paper, I was forced to use a handful of leaves. It was at that point that I learned the hard way that "if the leaves be three, leave it be." Even before that happened, I stopped seeing the beauty of the forest, and instead saw it as a big ******* . . . thing that had swallowed me alive. I won't talk about the mosquitoes, but they were bad; not as bad as my "leaves be three" wiping experience, but still pretty bad! And just before dark, I heard some animal coming my way. So I had to climb a tree. It was a wolf I think, or a large coyote. It was sniffing around and found where I had my wiping incident. I watched in disgust as it ate my ****. It made me vomit. The wolf or whatever it was heard my vomit hit the ground, and ran to it and ******* started chowing down on it. Beauty of nature my ass. I was all out of vomit and so I clung to the branch I was on and had a short spell of the dry-heaves.
They found me two days later. I've never been the same. Even on line I find the need to fight my way out of threads, and I will take out anyone who tries to stop me, or even just gets in my way inadvertently. So, no, I won't be returning to the forest again in this lifetime. Too many bad memories.