Becoming the Frog – retelling my woodwide story of the past 6 months

Stories from the Wood Wide Web

The Frog Prince” (German: Der Froschkönig, Dutch: de kikkerkoning) is a fairy tale, best known through the Brothers Grimm’s written version; traditionally it is the first story in their collection. Since some months, I have a project or tendency to understand my own psyche through the forests I visit and images that remind me to a fairytale. Different moments in the forests in my village, I have seen frogspawn and frogs, and at some point the fairytale for this month became obvious: the Frog Prince. This seems also the right fairytale to conclude the first phase of my journey as a forest therapy guide, of my 6 month long practicum, of my transformation (very froggy) and retell the story as my harvest of this woodwide voyage. 

Frog spotting

In the first weekend of March, I found frogspawn while guiding a forest bath for the first time in a romantic…

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