Dryads

When meadows are grey with the morn
In the dusk of the woods it is night:
The oak and the birch and the pine
War with the glimmer of light.

Dryads brown as the leaf
Move in the gloom of the glade;
When meadows are grey with the morn
Dim night in the wood has delayed.

The cocks that crow to the land
Are faint and hollow and shrill:
Dryads brown as the leaf
Whisper, and hide, and are still.

Siegfried Sassoon

In animistic spiritual traditions, all elements of the world around us have an inner life or consciousness not readily accessible to human perception.According to physicist Nick Herbert, the quantum consciousness assumption, which amounts to a kind of "quantum animism" asserts that consciousness is an integral part of the physical world, not an emergent property of special biological or computational systems. Since everything in the world is on some level a quantum system, this assumption requires that everything be conscious on that level. If the world is truly quantum animated, then there is an immense amount of invisible inner experience going on all around us that is presently inaccessible to humans, because our own inner lives are imprisoned inside a small quantum system, isolated deep inside our mammalian brains. In order to observe and record these otherwise unseen consciousnesses, I activated an in-camera reflection tool. Because of my hardwired instinct to connect with the natural world (attenuated though it may be), I simply had to be patient and wait for these consciousnesses to emerge from the landscape into my visual field.