I feel like it's impossible to wander through a forest and not feel that it's alive. There is such a huge exchange moving through the trees and plants and animals that we can't even see, but you can sort of sense it, I think. That's probably why I was so awestruck when I learned about the underground connections that unify and deliver sustenance and messages through the trees. If you're interested, here's the excerpt:
"The trees in a forest are often interconnected by subterranean networks of mycorrhizae, fungal strands that inhabit tree roots. The mycorrhizal symbiosis enables the fungi to forage for mineral nutrients in the soil and deliver them to the tree in exchange for carbohydrates. The mycorrhizae may form fungal bridges between individual trees, so that all the trees in a forest are connected. These fungal networks appear to redistribute the wealth of carbohydrates from tree to tree. A kind of Robin Hood, they take from the rich and give to the poor so that all the trees arrive at the same carbon surplus at the same time. They weave a web of reciprocity, of giving and taking. In this way, the trees all act as one because the fungi have connected them. Through unity, survival. All flourishing is mutual." - Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
Nature is amazing.