Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 6

you know when you have that impulse to throw up on someone… 🀣
“When adults are threatened while nesting, they may flee, or they may regurgitate on the intruder or feign death.”

http://www.pwconserve.org/wildlife/birds/turkeyvulture.htm?fbclid=IwAR0Yu8ESrXFjyX4w1CQK3DHCgWrxDfb87A88RCZW2y80glYXFnIugKH02hE

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 5

Making a life of layin low.
In the culture I was raised in I was taught to overcome being shy, being introverted. I was taught that I shouldn’t try to blend in, but rather stand out.
When I ran into this friend in the garden, mmm. Making a whole life outta laying low. What a lush life option.

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 3

when you light up cuz you’re working with the right friends.

“Aliivibrio fischeri is a bioluminescent bacterium that lives as a symbiont in the light-producing organ of squid and certain fish. When freeliving, the bacteria… do not give off light…” However, when working with a friend, “each cell is induced to produce the enzyme luciferase, which is used in the chemical pathway of bioluminescence.”

text – microbiology 11th edition – tortora, funke, case
photo – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/271077580_Determining_Bacterial_Growth_Rates_Using_Flow_Cytometry_An_Educational_Exercise

Somatic Lessons from Plants + Animals. 2

i started eating this plant recently and happened upon this cool video yesterday.
storksbill’s extreme corkscrew styles are something. whew.

watching + remembering, reflecting – in relation to what weather, or what noises, in relation to what people, after which sorts of meals, to help soften which muscles,
when do i coil myself up, safe, stetchy or cozy?
and in what conditions do i unravel and soak it all in?

scientists say that storksbills wind and unwind in relation to humidity, primarily.
i feel like my un/winding has a lot more to do with people-vibes or temperature.

the cool corkscrew video is in this article. Dolasia, Meera. β€œThe Ingenious Stork’s Bill Seed Plants Itself!.” DOGOnews. March 31, 2015. Accessed June 18, 2021.