Just one of the most stunning things I’ve read for a while… Do read this latest in our series about “change”, and then venture into your garden, or onto your balcony of little pot plants, with fresh eyes and a curious heart.
Humans seem fascinated, sometimes obsessed with change. In the name of change, humans embark on some fabulous, interesting, and some might say quite crazy behaviours.
I’ve just read “Maddadam’ by Margaret Atwood. Now she’s an author who’s terrific at imagining change. She takes our fantasies, our dreams of change and details them in dystopian comedy-dramas. “God’s Gardeners” in charge of the world. Hmm. Not so practical, it turns out. And that marvelous fantasy that males and females have – ‘if only we knew exactly when someone wanted to mate with us’ – that would save us so much time and heartache we think. It’s wonderful what Atwood does with that one. I won’t spoil it for potential readers, but it does involve spontaneous colour change of body parts.
And plants and animals change too in surprising, fascinating ways. Convergent evolution, where two unrelated species take on the characteristics of one…
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