Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Does this description fit you?

What is your nature?

Ask this question to anybody and you can fill up quite a lot of papers with their answers.

See which one of them below, seem to fit you.
I am always a moody person.
By nature I am skeptic.
I am a cheerful person by nature.
I am short tempered.
I can’t tolerate loud mouthed persons.
I am a chronic sadist.
I am a lover of nature.
I easily trust anyone.

Am I entering familiar grounds? (smile)
So are you sure about your nature? Over the years have you not changed a bit? I mean did you notice that what bothered you once does not do so anymore?

But you were not born with these qualities! All these you acquired as you grew, due to your living conditions, education, religious beliefs and friends and relatives.

What is the nature of earth? It gives life. You plant a seed or sapling, water it for a few weeks and watch with amazement as it sprouts to life. Now who gave life to it? The earth. Irrespective of the conditions and seasons of the world, it will continue to give life-because it is it’s nature.

It does not refuse, it does not retort, will silently bear all rains and sunshine, but retain its nature.

So we were, when we were born. We held all the spiritual qualities when we were children. As time passed by, we severe our spiritual connections, attain human status and enrobe ourselves with all sorts of inhuman qualities that we call nature.

Whether a giant oak sprouts out or a tiny and feeble grass, it is immaterial to Earth. It does not take pride to show its’ nature.

How else a very foul smelling flower grows out of the same earth, from which we know hundreds and thousands of Flowers with exotic fragrance.

I am talking about the corpse flower, the world’s most foul-smelling flower.

Last Friday Crowds flocked to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see what the big stink was about — the rare blooming of a cultivated amorphophallus titanum, one of the world’s largest flowers.

“I had to wear a respirator,” said Alessandro Chiari, a plant propagator. In fact he also took part in raising the flower with Mark Fisher.

“It’s such a beautiful thing,” Fisher said of what he calls his “baby,” which was raised over 10 years from a tiny, 2-month-old tuber that came from a North Carolina nursery.

One of the air-monitoring technicians said the smell made her eyes water and the greenhouse’s windows were opened for ventilation.

“It comes in waves,” Chiari said of the plant’s foul smell, which serves the purpose of attracting hungry bees and insects that pollinate its female flowers. Another popular name for this flower is titan arum.

Only a handful have flowered in the United States in the past few decades. But this year was its first flowering, noteworthy for the giant, phallic spadex that springs from the leaf, which grew as much as five inches a day.

Like many of nature’s most spectacular feats, the corpse flower’s blooming will be short-lived and the plant is expected to collapse in another day or two.

Because of its appearance, Victorian woman were kept from viewing it.

Funny isitn’t?

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