Hello. Would you please tell me what the underlined part means in this context below?
Could it mean the speaker wants to become strong like a laurentian forest? Please help. Thank you.
(The speaker is a girl who lives in Montreal, Canada. She has been bullied at school.)
--- I hear my mom's music coming from the stereo. These days it's Kate and Anna McGarrigle over and over again.
Listening to them I imagine myself a gorgeous stubborn singer
travelling the world with hope and a guitar
turning as rough and piney as a laurentian forest.
In this context, I think that become rough and piney is probably the same as become strong. The Canadian boreal forest is so immense that our activities affect it very little.