Nikole writes:Throughout the ages, humans have had an intimate relationship with trees. The tiny acorn that holds the promise of a great oak engenders awe. The tree protects, shelters, inspires. In fairy tales, trees may communicate with humans. A new book, "The Hidden Life of Trees" by Peter Wohlleben, suggests that the life and community of a tree might mirror our own; that trees have a kind of sentient character. Is it far fetched? We are already acknowledging that we have a lot in common with other mammals. The tossed pebble does have a ripple effect.
Three from "Extracts of Existence" -- questions and answers --
By William Markiewicz
Who am I?
Where do I come from?
Why am I here?
Where do I go?
What are you doing, tree? -- I'm performing an act of eternal presence, like ghosts.