YAY! It’s that time of the summer again!
During a visit from Canada last month, my brother brought with him an amazing book called ‘Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm: Into the Dreaming of Earth’ by Stephen Harrod Buhner. Browsing through it, I was fascinated, and ordered a copy of my own. The book is brilliant. One I'll keep going back to.
Then I came upon another one of a similar nature but written in a different style and with less emphasis on the science. Written by the German forester and naturalist Peter Wohlleben, its focus is on the 'social networking' aspects of tree and plant behaviour. It’s brilliant. Stunning, in fact. At just about every page I’ve needed to put the book down and reflect on what I'd just read. I’ll never look at trees or forests again the same way.
The title is ‘The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate’.
In the realm of fiction, I’m still making my way through Jonathan Safran Foer’s poignant and hilarious family saga ‘Here I Am’.
So, what have you others been up to book-wise? Read anything that might inspire you to lyrics or music this time around?