Gaston Bachelard: “In the Forest I Am My Entire Self”


Photographer Unknown, (Waiting by the Tree)

“Now I am traversed by bridle paths, under the seal of sun and shade…I live in great density…Shelter lures me. I slump down into the thick foliage…In the forest, I am my entire self. Everything is possible in my heart just as it is in the hiding places in ravines. Thickly wooded distance separates me from moral codes and cities.”

Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

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