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What's more poetic, wind or water? :)

Location: nyc

Total plants: 12

Member since 9/10/18

Hi petal, it’s me (windmill) and my friend (Min) here in South Korea! We are about to eat an octopus. Here are some tips:

Step 1. Look at it (especially legs) carefully before eating.
Step 2. Try to talk with it about the feeling now.
Step 3. If it is fine now, have it.
Step 4. If not, put it back in the refrigerator.
Step 5. Try again tomorrow.


My family started going to the aquarium on Christmas Eve as a tradition a while ago.

We haven't done it in some years, but I'm not worried....

This video is from maybe almost ten years ago now...

My mom, wearing a festive vest, communicated with a puffer fish. I wonder what the puffer fish is up to now. And if it likes visitors on Christmas Eve more than any other day...


I've been reading this book, Carl Rogers' On Becoming A Person from 1961. The cover makes me wonder how people are like plants. Can we grow into ourselves? And what constitutes ourselves anyway? What makes a person ... a person?

Here are some of my underlined passages! I'm not done yet, literally only 1/4 (if that) of the way through.

So I might just continue to update this post with my lines. Enjoy...


Here is what I have experienced in the jungles of modern life, in the largely unmapped territory of personal relationships,

I speak as a person, from a context of personal experience and personal learnings

The facts are friendly. Every bit of evidence one can acquire, in any area, leads one that much closer to what is true

depend greatly upon that which I do not yet know, and upon which I have not yet done

Because understanding is rewarding, I would like to reduce the barriers between others and me, so that they can, if they wish, reveal themselves more fully


A flower is not a flower. It is made only of non-flower elements—sunshine, clouds, time, space, earth, minerals, gardeners, and so on...

A true flower contains the whole universe.

If we return any one of these non-flower elements to its source, there will be no flower...

(Thich Nhat Hanh)


I'm very honored to be petaling with you all.