For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows grace and favor and glory - honor, splendor and heavenly bliss! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

Psalms 84:11

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Botany of Desire - Things Everyone Loves





This is a preview of the 2 hour special on PBS that will be on October 28th (check your local listings for times). I haven't read the book, but my mom keeps recommending it to me. It's about four plants: the apple, the potato, marijuana, and tulips. They highlight 4 basic desires of human nature: sweetness, control, alteration of consciousness, and beauty. The book and show are from the plants perspective. The idea is that plants use us (rather than the other way around) to spread themselves all over the world. Since I haven't found time to read the book, I'm really looking forward to this special!

For more Things to Love visit The Diaper Diaries.

5 comments:

Life is Good said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Its good to know I am not the only crazy out there. And I guess that is what I get for not sticking to my list.

Helene said...

That is such an interesting perspective...to see things from a plant's point of view!

thediaperdiaries said...

I have never heard of that book. It sounds super interesting. Can honestly say I have never thought about life from a plants point of view :)

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