I keep thinking about how plants are like brains

and it’s fascinating. the way a plant processes and transports energy through xylem and phloem sweet, the way it dances to catch the light, the purposes of its parts. Even the form of many plants matches that of a neuron. Plants have memory, even if it is merely the memory of their ancestors.

We all remember our ancestors–we remember their eyes in our eyes, their skins, their pains, their tendencies. Many living things are half-memories of each a father and a mother.

Further back, they are memories of everything that was memorable enough to survive its own death.

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About abi nighthill

Abi has a BA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago.
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