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October 8, 2020
Objects #31:
I have an orchid bought while in flower months ago that is still flowering. There are still buds to open, but none of the opened flowers has faded. This feature of these flowers slightly reduces my enjoyment of the plant. This plasticity and resilience has an artificial quality and I would prefer instead to see growth and decline over time. When portraits were delivered to demonstrate the social status of the sitter, frequently the artists inserted insects or corruption alongside as proof of life. I resile against this plant that is surviving without change as I deteriorate daily.