The Flower Can Always Be Changing: Essay & Photographs --- Shawna Lemay | Numéro Cinq
The moral overhang of plants, in the present case a disregarded bonsai, is the notional subject of this deft, intricate essay (with photographs) by Shawna Lemay, an essay that is also an anthology of quotation and gnomic phrasing, an essay that almost seems to unwrite itself as it is written. "...we understand each other illegibly." "In this way we come to know the unrepeatable secrets of flowers, and then to forget them."