I am the Lorax, I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.
In Murdoch’s Tale, we meet the faer, an alternate species of human with expanded perception beyond our 5 human senses.
No, I’m not talking about seeing dead people.
Like some nations of first people, the faer see material reality not as a collection of objects with some having property rights over each other (my yard, my garden, my child) but as a network of relationships: not just social, but extending into the physical realm, yet unperceived by we quetan (or humans, as we call ourselves) until the development of science and the technology that enables us to perceive how those discrete bits of form work together to mutually sustain each other.
The video above, from the BBC, explains how this works with trees. Give it a watch and tell me what you think.