the kodamas! i love them!
princess mono is one of my faves
we used to watch it pretty much once a week for a good couple months... we didn't have too big a selection of movies to watch but fortunately princess mono was one of them.
the ones in the shadow look rather sinister so this is a pretty new view point to them... they usually look rather happy ^_^
i was in muir woods national forest in northern california. i was walking down a path through ancient redwoods, and passed by this huge redwood that was VERY old. as i looked at it, i saw this face form in the bark. it was the face of an old man with a beard -- very ancient and wise. he looked right at me. i stared at the face for about 2 minutes or so -- even saw it when i continued to walk down the trail looking over my shoulder. i then decided i'd go back and take a photograph of the tree, to see if i could capture the spirit face; when i went back, the face was gone and it just looked like an ordinary redwood trunk. i've never forgotten that experience....