Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 16

Thinking, All Over Yer Body.

“They are very good at diffusing the same function all over the body.” You can remove 90% of a plant without killing it. “You need to imagine a plant as a huge brain… diffused everywhere.” – stefano manusco in the guardian.

All sorts of creatures ‘think’, or make sense of the world – brains or no. Making decisions, sensing, and so on – happens across many levels of life, including cells, plants, people. When I see plants move like this, I remember this. And I play around with feeling inside of my flesh, to feel what I can feel about how all of these cells of me are making sense of this world.

source: the guardian; the new yorker, video.


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