A quote that is stirring my imagination... Are all things connected in invisible ways?: "Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest. The maple and the pine may whisper to each other with their leaves ... But the trees also commingle their roots in the darkness underground, and the islands also hang together through the ocean's bottom."
-William James, psychologist and philosopher (1842-1910)
William James' observation of the trees that "commingle their roots in the darkness underground" is confirmed by scientific research in this video. I love the part about the Mother Trees. Lots to ponder and learn from our natural world.