I was meditating, the other day, on (of all things) trees;
and the words of the old song was brought to mind -
“I think that I will never see
a poem lovely as a tree.”
It can recognise gravity, and light;
(bend a seedling over on its side, and it bends up)
It can sense an injury, and can heal itself;
Its roots can smell nourishment and grow towards it;
(my dad built a compost box, 200 yards away from a tree,
and filled it with raw materials and crap for compost.
Three months after he opened the box to see how it was
going and it was absolutely full of roots from the tree.)
It can feel temperature, and changes tack during seasons;
It can hear music and words (according to the Pecan Nut Farm and Prince Charles);
Some carnivorous plants can feel an insect within its grasp, and spring its trap.
Sooooo – it must have a “BRAIN and nervous system”.!
Where is it?