I will always be in debt to the many good people I was lucky to meet and walk the roads of life with. This book is about them. About the times we lived together. About the many ways life united us and pushed us around. About the dead and the living who deserve more than gratitude. It is also about all the wonderful places which revealed their beauty, riches, character, and were my home, where i learned to look at the trees as living and breathing systems, to follow the birds in their flight, and to listen to the winds of times.