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Thanks Grinch! I truly wasn't aware of the "pathetic fallacy" being a thing in itself. John's comment now makes sense.
I'll buy that leaves, while while growing and maintaining, not dead, are "animate." "Wind" is an entity of a different sort.
The anthropomorphic business does seem to be a pathetic fallacy.
Ron: In my blurry eyed doltishnish, I missed that you typed "pathetic fallacy" as a link. Clicked it, and it was a great explanation. I can see why you were laughing out loud! Maybe I'll change my tag to Dumbeaux!