Gardening season has barely started here in the Yukon…just a few patches of snow left at the edges We planted some garlic- while darn mosquitos tried to eat me alive… but then I noticed the bats just migrated back into their little house at my cabin.
Never mind that we are back to 4 inches of snow today – did I somehow miss our 4 days of summer ??
Plants are everywhere all over the cabin- waiting for the promised warmth to come – my tiny domesticated seedlings…and then I remembered this essay…
The second coming of the plants
Should I be afraid ???
“When we first arrived on this mineral world, it was barely animate. A rock and a hard place, if you will, and, underneath that, the roiling, raging magma like some captive demon forever hauling at its chains. Please understand: we gave this benighted planet lungs. We gave it life.
And in return? The enslavement of millions bound for the Christmas tree lots and, later, the chippers; the struggles of the coastal mangroves; the routine massacre of walking palm and Brazil nut tree; the agonies of the Japanese willow and jasmine at the hands of their bonsai torturers. And so many of us strung out on liquid nitrogen; Miracle-Gro our crystal meth. Cornstalks jonesing so hard for BioAg, silken tassels convulsed in paroxysms of distress as we tried to kick. Many of us didn’t make it. We pray the makers of Roundup are now consigned to the seventh circle of hell. “