And all the times I was picking up potatoes,
I did have conversations with them.
Too, I did have thinks of all their growing days there in the ground,
and all the things they did hear.
Earth-voices are glad voices,
and earth-songs come up from the ground through the plants;
and in their flowering,
and in the days before these days are come,
they do tell the earth-songs to the wind ...
I have thinks these potatoes growing here did have knowings of star-songs.
– Opel Whiteley, 8 years of age, The Singing Creek where the Willows Grow – The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley, Penguin, 1994.