Welcome back! Ask Wim! Right on. Okay, let’s have it. Question: What is my favorite book? One of my favorites is absolutely Siddhartha. I was in a flow, in soul – search when I was about 15-16 years old. And that is 44 years ago. Is when I was reading Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse. And I remember His life. His life actually is like mine. And he finds himself at a certain moment when the book progresses, his life progresses He finds himself in a boat And he is being guided by sort of the ferryman And there he sits This young Siddhartha in the boat. And he listens to the ferryman. And the ferryman is singing But he is always also singing but not at that moment Now, the ferryman is singing and he is singing actually more mature Deeper, better Than he himself And when he looks at him, he recognizes something but it doesn’t know what it is But in the end, it is himself. When he is grown up. That is who he is actually. Looking to himself Being the young Siddhartha. If I’m looking at the young Wim right now Then I say “Hey Wim, young Wim…” “Just keep on going because you’re gonna be beautiful…” “You’re going to be strong. You’re gonna be great…” “And you will fulfil your mission” So, Siddartha it is. What is my favorite tree or plant? You see the palms of my hands? Those are two palms. Two hands. Palm trees. I think palm trees are crazy beautiful. But any plant is beautiful. They are our brothers, the trees They expel oxygen and take in CO2. We expel CO2 and take in oxygen. We are one with the plants and with the trees. It’s life. It’s the full circle of life. But if you ask me, what is my favorite plant I always look at palm trees. That is because different climate zones have different palm trees even in the freezing temperatures And we got them here. And in the winter, it’s a long time for months in freezing temperatures They still thrive I got three types of palm trees here. They can survive freezing temperatures But Coconut palm tree: Nucifera Nucifera Amazing! Here I have Trachycarpus fortunei humilis The Phoenix canariensis And the Washingtonias. And the Jubaea. And three of them they are able to stay in the freezing temperatures. I love them! But if you talk about, you know Sequoias? In California all along that coast Those enormous trees! Amazing! And/or the Strangler figs In Australia as I saw them Clustering together and getting these roots out of their branches and forming new trees. It’s a it’s a whole dimension Amazing, amazing, amazing! Trees are amazing! You know, what is even more amazing about trees? Whenever they they do their photosynthesis They create glucose. And glucose is food for the plant, for their leaves. But they create/produce more glucose and than they need. That goes back into the root system. Then goes out of the root system and creates mycelia. Mycelia begins to form like threads in the air, under the ground. And that connects one tree with the other and they communicate through the mycelia network. Throughout the world. You think the computer and us we have networks? They (plants) have much bigger networks than us. It’s amazing! If your tomato is being attacked In one area Then by insects Then it creates directly a information going to the mycelia, the network And tomatoes Tomato plants like ten kilometer 100 kilometer away Are producing an antidote for that insect. And I do it just. It’s great It’s like communication, perfect communication Amazing! Plants are amazing! And without them we would not exist. They made this Earth Liveable for us. We are dependent on our plants and trees. Let’s respect them! Guys thank you very much for asking me #AskWim I see you next time! If you have more questions, put them down there in the comments And then next time we’re going to answer the questions. I love questions and the answers. I love it all. I love you!