Can a 'leaf' have a soul?
Early October mornings when the sun is still rising and has yet to chase away the dew can be an opportune time to explore the forest.
Deep in the forest some leaves stand in solitude and make for great images. Back in the comfort of your home, when you view the prints of those solitary leaves, you can be drawn to anthropomorphise them to a degree and imagine they have soul.
Or perhaps what we feel is just a reflection of ourselves. It's what I aspire to portray in all my portraits.