Sunday, May 4, 2008

Excerpts from Michael Pollan's 'Second Nature'

"Another day it occurred to me that time as we know it doesn't exist in the lawn, since grass never dies or is allowed to flower and set seed. Lawns are nature purged of sex or death."

"...For if lawn mowing feels like copying the same sentence over and over, gardening is like writing out new ones, an infinitely variable process of invention and discovery."

Note: Pollan is not entirely oposed to lawns, he'd just love to see a bit less of them and more actual gardens.

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