Recently I read a blog post at Maggie's Secret Garden by Karen that really intrigued me. A portion of it follows but you can read the entire post at her blog here
"In the early 1990's, while working at the United Nations Development Programme in New York, Atala Dorothy Toy went through a near-death experience that took her on a journey and showed her a new way of perceiving energy-one in which all objects in the universe (including machines, stones, and trees) are alive, conscious, and willing to cooperate with humans to fashion a healthier, more holistic world."
When we were walking through the Botanical Gardens I really felt a sense of wonder there; a healthy energy seemed to be making itself known to me. I always look at trees with wonder and have an entire folder on my jump drive of trees that I have seen that have faces. Now, to any other person they are probably just parts of the tree; a wound, a place where a branch has fallen off and a scar has formed. But to me they are truly faces. It's as if they are speaking to me in some other-worldly way. Just look at those pictures above! If ever a tree was "alive, conscious, and willing to cooperate with humans to fashion a healthier, more holistic world" this tree exemplifies this.
I believe that I am being made aware of something "more" out there. Things have escalated in a way that I am seeing more dimension in things that I photograph. I seem to be seeing more texture, more color, more depth than ever before. I feel as if I am being "allowed" a glimpse into something that has always been there but I was just not open enough to see it before. I know: this sounds crazy to some. But, I also know that there are many people out there, just like me, who know of what I am speaking. I'm just saying: it's something to consider.