This miniature ecosystem has been thriving in an almost completely isolated state for more than forty years. It has been watered just once in that time.
The original single spiderwort plant has grown and multiplied, putting out seedlings. As it has access to light, it continues to photosynthesize. The water builds up on the inside of the bottle and then rains back down on the plants in a miniature version of the water cycle.
As leaves die, they fall off and rot at the bottom producing the carbon dioxide and nutrients required for more plants to grow.
(I’m a slacker.)
Day 7: A show or movie that has changed you, and how.
I honestly don’t think there is one. So I guess N/A.
Day 8: Things that make you sad.
Lonely old people, hearing people talk about loved ones that they have lost, thinking about things that I have done/things that have been done to me that have impacted the rest of my life, driving down Silver Lake Rd., hearing my boyfriend talk about his dad passing/not seeing his daughter, my dad saying I “don’t call enough”, thinking about the fact that I should have started college two years ago, realizing I have fallen apart with people I used to know, the song “Wind Beneath My Wings”, people my age who have their shit together, etc.
Day 9: Things that make you happy.
Listening to my music too loud in the car, that feeling when you’re fresh out of the shower, making creepy faces at my friends, Popeye’s chicken, money, free shit, chocolate chip cookies, seeing someone that I haven’t spoken to in a while, my boyfriend, spending time with my family (sometimes), forehead kisses, long talks, plans, comfort/stability, sex, being a good friend/listening to someone’s problems, making people laugh.. all that jazz.
I missed yesterday, oops!
Day 5: Something you would change about the world.
I’d like to change how judgmental people are. It’s hard to be comfortable in a world where meeting the “status quo” is more important than being a good person, or being true to yourself. You can’t get a decent job with a tattoo or a piercing in your face, but people can buy their way out of a murder charge. People feel worthless just because they wear bigger pants than their friends, or cover their face in make-up because it’s what mainstream media says to do. It’s one thing to do it because you want to, but it’s terrible that most people can’t walk out the door in confidence because they didn’t have time to get all dolled up.
Too many good, intelligent individuals are brought down by other people’s idea of beauty & what’s “right” or “cool.”
Day 6: Something you would like to change about yourself.
I would like to change how flakey I am. I’ll tell myself that I’m going to clean out my car, do laundry, whatever.. And then I’m like “fuck that.”