Hell, I may claim a similar semi-consciousness for myself! Slow,dim, vague, large, leisurely -- Yeah I can do plant awarness!
lol to Roxie's comment---me too. As for today's quote--be still my heart---annie dillard may be my favorite author---and I'm with her about the adjectives---in this case---given the current push in the world of writing workshops to eliminate them :-)
I like both quotes. I do ascribe a certain consciousness to plants, especially to the big trees. I've even been know to whisper, "sorry" when I pull out weeks or prune things.
I have this strange notion that everything living has a consciousness. I have had long conversations with people I love about whether a clam could feel pain. I really have no idea, but I tend to err on the side of not wanting to hurt anything. I whisper "sorry" to things too. It's nice to know there are other whisperers!
Good quotes. I like this one from a poem:"...What would the world be, once bereftOf wet and of wilderness? Let them be left,O let them be left, wildness and wet;Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."From "Inversnaid", by Gerald Manley HopkinsIt's even nice to weeds!
Oh yes, I recognize that one! It's a good 'un!