As I was searching for treehouses on the web, I did wonder how living in one might be different to living in a house on an elevated block of land or living in an elevated house on a block of land with lots of trees around it. Would the views be all that different?
But even if the views were similar, I imagine the actual living would be different. Or would it? As I found more examples of treehouses, I couldn't help feeling that you could pretty much replicate on-the-ground-living up the top of a tree (as you'll see in the last few images).
Still, there's the 'enchantment' factor that you might not find on the ground which to me is the 'soul-factor'. I can't help feeling that the soul is essentially nomadic. It's as if 'going off your tree' is normal in soul-dom.
The soul will not be limited to any one dwelling or lifestyle and yet, it sometimes appears to yield to the egoic mind and its demands for constancy and stability and predictability. Then again, does it yield or is it forced into submission? I don't know. It just seems to have its own je ne sais quoi.
"No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness" Aristotle
Do you ever detect a part of you that sometimes wants to break out and just do its own thing? Do you ever get the feeling that there's so much of life you want to explore and experience but you eventually settle for something a bit, if not a lot, less adventurous?