Like many young people, Forest moved away from his important places when he went away to college and chased this dream or that one.
Until the day he discovered the poem that his dad wrote for him when he was born.
His dad had turned 70, and Forest knew that he had to go rediscover the important places with him, before it was too late.
How about you? When’s the last time you explored your important places with family or friends?
The Important Places
Child of mine
come as you grow
in youth you will learn the secret places
the cave behind the waterfall
the arms of the oak that hold you high
the stars so near on a desert ledge
the important places
and as with age you choose your own way
among the many faces of a busy world
may you always remember the path that leads back
back to the important places.
— Dad for Forest, 1986