Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson on Parks and Rec created this aura around him of a man that lives off the land. Ron Swanson’s über masculinity had a lot to do with Parks and Rec taking off as a series, and it caused Nick Offerman‘s career to enter the next stratosphere. For fans, this has meant unfettered access to aspects of Nick Offerman’s life throughout the years, from his drinking habits to his woodworking shop (above).
It’s blatantly obvious that Nick Offerman cares deeply about wood. These aren’t just dead trees to him, these are relics of history, once living members of the forest who each has his own tale.
Personally, I’d love to see the world of wood through Nick Offerman’s eyes. When I see a wooden table I appreciate it for its beauty, but I don’t find myself in deep thought about all of the planetary events those trees went through on their path to becoming a table or a chair. Countless storms, birds perching, leaves grown and lost. This is what Nick Offerman sees when he gazes over his woodworking shop in Southern California. Right now I’m wishing I could see the world through Nick Offerman’s eyes just a little bit more.
(h/t Tastefully Offensive)