Is there a tree you pass by each day? Would you believe that the tree knows you?
“A tree knows a human being also … by the weight of a boy upon its branches … by the vibrations in the air as adults pass, which hit the tree’s trunk at a varying distances, and even by voices.”
“The tree recognizes the human being even though it does not see the human being in your terms. It does not build up the image of a man, but it builds up a composite sensation which represents, say, a given individual. And the tree will recognize the same man who passes it by each day.”