Stream of Consciousness

unspoken rule

there’s this unspoken rule that we follow to the letter

don’t talk about it

don’t poke at it

pretend it isn’t true

 

but it is

we all want to be seen

heard

known for who we truly are

and appreciated, loved, respected

 

we want the right someone to see us

the right niche

we all want to belong, somewhere, with someone

 

but we pretend it isn’t true

because it’s embarrassing

or makes us sound selfish

juvenile

wanting “attention”

 

but it isn’t like that

you know that

i know that

 

we want another to look in our direction

and value what we have to offer

as a human

 

for people to stand around our grave when we’re gone

our funeral procession

to be proof that we mattered to somebody

 

but more than that

we want someone to tell us while we’re alive

and mean it

 

am i naive to believe that life wouldn’t hurt so much if we didn’t hurt each other?

if we truly took a moment, got out of our heads, and saw each other?

truly heard one another?

am i naive to believe that being honest

would make us stronger?

 

i guess i’ll start

by growing thicker skin

because the truth of the matter is

a lot of people don’t see you

they see who they want you to be

and then get upset when you’re not that person

but that’s a discussion for another day

 

i guess i’ll start

by saying, yeah, i want to be seen

not at the cost of my soul

but for who i am

i want to belong

don’t you?

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Fun Stuff/ Research

Did You Know Flowers Have Vascular Tissue?

That’s right.  We aren’t the only ones with blood vessels.

Well… flowers don’t have blood vessels.

But they do have a vascular system sorta kinda like ours.

 

 

Gina cut the bottoms of the rose stems before she put them in a bucket filled with water and plant food. (I mean, that’s not all she did, but for the purposes of this post, that’s all you need to know.)

I stalker-ishly watched her and peppered her with questions.

 

Plant tissue is made up of  xylem and phloem.

Xylem delivers nutrients to the flower’s head.

Phloem pushes waste out of the bottom of the stem.

 

When we bring flowers home in a bouquet (as in, not growing in a pot but there for pretty decoration until they wilt and die), we need to cut the bottom of the stems off and then put them in water with plant food.

This opens up the flowers’ vascular tissues to eat nutrients and dispose of waste.

 

….Had no clue flowers had WASTE.

I mean, now that I think about it, it’s obviously common sense.

 

Also, when a flower’s stem is droopy, it’s a lot harder to get the nutrients to the flower.

Have a droopy rose?

Yeah, it’s gonna die a lot sooner than your roses with a strong, straight stem.

Because the nutrients can’t get to the flower.

 

 

How do I know all of this?

This writer found herself a real life, in the flesh, walking horticulturist-research-gold-mine. I speak of the amazing Gina of Gina’s Floral Enchantment, who can make your wedding or funeral AMAZING.

So you know, when you die and haunt your funeral, your immortal soul will be all shiny with happiness at all the pretty flowers smelling up the place…with, uh, good smells. Unless you happen to be going to Hell or something like that, and then, well, flowers aren’t going to do anything for you.

But seriously though, if you’re getting married in California – go to Gina!

Or you know, any time you want to send someone flowers.

 

On another note, I wish flowers stayed in the BLOOM stage forever and never died.

But they don’t. They wither and die. 😦

Regardless, feed your flowers! So they can be happy until they go to heaven.

Side Note; I wonder if every time a flower dies, it pops up in heaven. Then stays fully bloomed all day long (or night, depending on the species of flower), never going out of season.

 

This message was brought to you by a slightly dazed and very overstimulated Daphne-writer person who apologizes for any inaccuracies as she’s not a genius or expert on much except bare minimum survival and insanity. If you have any issue with what’s been written – too bad. Don’t bother suing, she doesn’t have any money.