Deep in the Bavarian forest, Tamdorf lays perfectly still. His pained, heavy body is forcing the early spring growth back into the ground.
New life is still developing around him as his old life wilts away. The numbness in his trapped legs is successfully fighting off some of the most intense pain.
The hundred tall feet silver fir had brought the lumberjack down.
In all his years, never had a tree fallen back towards the roaring blades. The crashing sounds, exploding from the collapsing tree, had totally smothered Tamdorf’s initial screams.
Now, in his final hours, as he waited for Mother Nature to create its natural shroud over his body, he realised that, when a lumberjack falls in a forest, no one hears his cries
Published: Pen to Print