Welcome back to Tuesday's Takeaways!
As today is National Orchid Day, we thought it appropriate to make this week's Top Quotes about flowers.
"It’s flowers that don’t get watered because it’s better if they wilt."
-Merna Ibrahim, The Dangers of Nostalgia
"In my home town as kids
we would sit in a circle
and make bracelets
out of these flowers."
-Merari Hernandez, Wishing Flower
"flowers of ink
[that] pour burning love
onto each skull."
-Anthony Sepulveda, The Flower’s Dream
"[but] you hope the color of our petals
will brighten your sallow complexion."
-Asia Acevedo, Ophelia’s Bouquet
"Everything is flowers in the ICU,
they hang from the rafters, gird the walls
they grow up from the grime on the marble line floor,
they pluck themselves and waft in the recycled air"
- Joshua Avin, My Dad and Modest Mouse
"Instead of growing a garden,
I left a trail of dead and damaged flowers. I’m sorry I planted seeds in all of you, I’m sorry for not saving them when it was still within my power."
-Edmund Z, Withered
"Now I give all my love to thorns.
They aren’t unfaithful like the flower.
They won’t slowly rot and change colors.
They will always be there. As they were."
-Miss Malik, Thorns
How do you feel about flowers? Let us know!
Certain orchids that grow in tropical rain forests called epiphytic orchids contain seeds that are only 1/300th of an inch long, and are very transparent, making them essentially barely visible to the unaided human eye.
Next week's theme will be centered around literary figures.
Make sure to stay tuned! <3
-Mic and Gina
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Stuck in the Library is proud to present Tuesday's Takeaways, a new segment on our blog!
Each week we will post some of our favorite quotes from past publications.
Be sure to comment on your favorite quotes, and
make sure to stay tuned!
- Mic and Gina <3
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