I got a little Bluetooth keyboard to use with my tablet so that I can post stories despite my the demise of my computer. It’s not ideal for I can’t figure out how to copy and paste images such as the wonderful image of the tree with exposed roots that Sue Vincent has used for her latest writephoto prompt – https://scvincent.com/2019/05/09/thursday-photo-prompt-rooted-writephoto/ Here’s my response to the prompt though I will have to use my own photos:-
Looking back the tree couldn’t say for sure when it had become aware of itself. It had been a gradual process.
For ages it had the organic consciousness that all the tree in the forest have – that interchanging of information about weather and soil conditions – beyond that though – nothing. The clear felling of parts of the forest and the reduction of habitat for the forest animals sent continual shock waves through the tree which may have prompted the initial leap into self awareness.
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