Desiree portrait
  • Expedition: Dec 1-6, 2000
  • Desiree
  • Reseda and Tokay High Schools
  • Hite's Cove

To be a Giant Sequoia...

I never really thought of nature howNicole put it. She made me really think about what would it be like if I was a tree. Who would come visit me? What would they think of me? I think I would be very peaceful, calm, happy, and glad to be a tree. It would make me feel like I'm the mother of all mothers, and, my job is to take care of all the other creatures around me. Cause they come to me and sit on me or maybe eat some bark from me. Like I would be their resources. All you would hear would be the birds chirping, the woodpeckers pecking, and the other trees moving, the wind howling. At times it would get kinda lonely! It would have to take time to get used to.

The Group

I love the fact that someone can bring a group together that are total strangers and have each one of those strangers get along with one another, share feelings and emotions with each other. Normally I wouldn't take the chance to do that with a stranger. I think that's one of my fears, to let people in. Most of the time I keep [it] all bottled inside until one day, I explode and let everything out. What I learned was now since I had this experience, I respect nature and know more about it and how nature works.

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