For years they wandered throughout the lush redwood forest without ever crossing paths. One day while making her way through the thick tangle of ivy and ferns covering the dark forest floor, she became distracted by a shimmering light above her. As she looked up, she was amazed at the sight of two majestic trees standing apart, yet close enough so that a large branch of one had penetrated the trunk of the other. Rays of diffuse sunlight fell softly through the fog enshrouded forest and illuminated the point at which the trees had merged as one. This is it, she thought. This is where I want to live! She slowly made her way up the trunk, exploring every nook and cranny as she climbed toward the glowing beacon of oneness that lured her. Suddenly she was taken aback by the sight of another. He sat perched on the other side of the tree and looked just as surprised by her existence as she was his. Overcome with curiosity, they locked their gaze as they slowly moved closer to each other while making their way toward the magical spot of the merging. Medium: Watercolor and acrylic on paper, digital paint.