Inhale, exhale: wood oil compounds, a-pinine and limonene—pine and citrus—release an anti-depressive hormone in the brain.
And you can always tell a good hospital by whether there are paintings of leaves. Patients like foliage; this is a form of pain management; it mitigates the screams.
Inhale, exhale. A forest smells so spic and spacious—pine and citrus—the re-naturalization of industrial clean.
So why hasn’t the whole world yet sought the forest, some sweet especial rural scene? Ditched our madness, gone to pasture? How funny, to forego official sanity, to sit with our machines.