“I’ve never been inside one of these before,” she said reclining comfortably within the just put-up ti-pee. I’ve always wanted to see what one is like inside. This feels so soothing. Makes me want to sit here a long time just doing nothing.”
Ti-pees in the opinion of my guest, as well as others, agree that they have an elusive beauty. Perhaps once inside one, there is something that flits quickly as the special feeling that comes when two people are saying their wedding vows, one that’s quivery and brings a glow that has depth, meaning and joy.
The whiteness of its tall grandeur as it stands resplendently within the forest makes you want to see what the inside. The quality of first sight of the interior is not easily expressed. In fact, it’s not what you’ve anticipated at all. It’s certainly more spacious inside than it appears when viewed from the outside. Once inside, they have an unexpected calm presence.
They come in many sizes. The one at the Lazy Bee is neither too small or too large. It’s looks just right as it takes its place in the forest as it creates a magical space place. both inside and out.
The hard to define moment upon first sight of its interior might be comparable to smelling fragrance of
sheets just brought in from the clothes line, perhaps the lingering sweet taste of lobster, or the sight of a mother speaking softly to a little child. Defining moments.
A ti-pee is like a poem in its pleasantness either from a distance or when sitting within. The softness of the spell it can cast brings surprising joy into a stressful world.