Shaman: You are the one trying to reach me though that tree.
Novice: I was looking for your spirit animal, based off of what you taught me.
Shaman: What I shared with you requires years of training to accomplish. You shouldn’t be meddling in the spiritual world.
Novice: Maybe you shouldn’t have approached me and my wife at that hollowed-out redwood and preached at us.
Shaman: I made casual conversation. She had interesting things to say about the stars.
Novice: We’ll always be connected through that tree. We will share a portal into the underworld forever.
Shaman: Like Hell we will.
Novice: Funny wordplay…for a shaman.
Shaman: You cannot run into a shaman once in the redwood forest and all of a sudden pretend to be one.
Novice: I am not pretending. I am learning.