Did you know that trees are very social creatures, they can communicate and even feel pain.
Yesterday, my self-isolation was a rollercoaster like day. Nope, correction, I started my day angry, very angry. I was angry at our government beside other situation, but now husssh them away…
Today is a different day. Sensitivity is on my plate, thus back to the story.
My soul was suffering and rolling of super frustration, when I decided to call up some of my friend, hoping for relief. I needed to find the right person who I could rely on bringing new impulse in my day. A new perspective to observe the situation, but based on similar approach of questions of the fundaments of life. Then it that happened, just as I was expecting. Dear V.D. answered and could eventually colour-dust my mind with her giggling on my new kind of intense Instagram life, as one of the symptom of my self-isolation and then we spare a little time gossiping beside some of the serious ‘we know what to do’ idea sharing about the virus, above the etc. things.
The day passed from down to upwards, but then again, I begun feel my mood descending. Thereupon I thought, perhaps this time a good book can be the kiss to my soul, thus and so I reached out for something suit to my book-appetite. But that appetite was set for something sweet and soft, like a good dessert at an elegant restaurant and definitely nothing industrial heavy, brain banging readings, like something about civilisation, tech, humanity or economy…Nope, nope.
By the way, just a reminder. Many of us might know what exactly woman appetite is like, and how delicate question can that be. So, I was sitting in my armchair, under my window that opens to the dark evening sky, searching for the right book, when I found myself turning pages and reading the following lines:
“If you look at roadside embankments, you might be able to see how trees connect with each other through their root system.”
“Scientist from … discovered that this really is a case of interdependence, and most individual trees of the same species growing in the same stand are connected to each other through their root system. It appears that nutrient exchange and helping neighbours in times of need is the rule, and this leads to the conclusion that forests are super-organisms with interconnections much like ant colonies.”
When I reached
“Every tree, therefore, is valuable to the community and worth keeping around for as long as possible. And that is why even sick individuals are supported and nourished until they recover.”
Suddenly, at my pinkish-misty, tearful, ‘oh sweet child’ mood, I started sobbing.
And at those very tricky moments, on my mind, a bloody Zeus alike creature, out of Heaven I bet, hit me with his dirty lightning. ”Cruel human, killing and hurting those trees!” shout at me with those horrific looping images of deforestation and dyeing animals, making me feel ashamed for the crime of industries that we costumers runs based on the advertising industry, sheer devil’s circle. Daaark, dark pictures got me clap the book and set aside.
Remember, I told you, I was really about to pamper the sensitive side of my soul…
Anyway, I recollected myself. I am a stand up spirit, so kept on reading, choosing the right decision coz’ then I could find out many more awesome information about the life of trees and forests within those 50 pages. For sure I will continue the book what title is: The hidden life of trees, by Peter Wohlleben.
Sensitivity not necessarily equal with weakness, Ladies and gentlemen, love the sassy days when emotions changes each other like the weather at an early spring day, storm blown away by wind when the sun came up and so on, and on, and on.
Stay home, stay safe. Soon it’s over.