But I kinda like it...
It is a picture that I borrowed from Rachel Piper (who does some gorgeous woodland shots). OK, to be honest, I have somewhat abused her work after being inspired by a card in the British Library. The card showed an old negative image of a tree and it had been left the wrong way up on the shelf...
The image took me back to a moment in a very particular dialogue.
A few of years ago, I was walking with my son, who was about 8 years old at the time, through some woodland on the edge of the Conway Valley in Wales. Our conversation went like this:
Me: Hey - do you think if you touch a tree it can actually feel you doing that?
Me: You seem pretty sure about that... Trees do that kinda thing?
Him: Of course they can feel you.... They can feel you before you touch them.
Me: Huh? How does that work...?
Him: You're standing on their roots...
And with that, the world turned upside-down.