Gone To Seed
We visited a plant and garden decor seller obviously fallen on hard times.
The space is perhaps unrentable, so it remains in a state of shabby neglect, because shabby neglect is a rung above emptiness.
The melancholy condition of the place reflects this summer's zeitgeist.
You do find out which plants can survive several years of heat and drought with their root systems stuffed into a small pot.
Old broken stuff had a chance to develop more patina and character
The glory days of American manufacturing sits rusting away:
Empty aisles and faded price tags.
Amidst decay, the vigor of the young.
Toughness and tenacity means a chance for survival.
We seem as a country to have gone to seed.
"Things fall apart. The center cannot hold"
But going to seed means seeds are falling. Just a rain or two means a fresh start, vivid with life. When you garden, you know that.