Wow. How cool is that?
But this got me to thinking -- during the times that I have been in empathic contact with trees, what am I "hearing"? Am I in contact with their pheromones? Is it some quasi-electrical communication? Or am I sensing something deeper -- like their essence or even their soul?
I really don't know.
But I would like to think that someday humans will realize that they are not the only thinking and feeling species on this planet. We need to greatly expand our idea of what life is. Even Mary Oliver, the wonderful poet, has remarked on how stones talk to her. Who's to say they don't?
And once we make this grand realization that we aren't the only thinkers and feelers on planet Earth, perhaps we will take the giant step to treating all other creatures and rocks and pine cones and trees and dandelions and earthworms with compassion and care. Wouldn't that be something?
(photo courtesy of pixabay.com)