Weeds, we rarely notice them, except as an ugly reminder that our pristine lives are being invaded. That we are losing control over our front or back yards. I know I am guilty of often overlooking their beauty, cursing them to others and trying to get rid of them.
I am reminded that on their 2001 Lp ‘We love life’, Pulp had two songs called ‘Weeds’ and ‘Weeds II (The origin of the species)’. Singer Jarvis Cocker used the weeds as an analogy of us humans. Jarvis sang and spoke about us moving about into new areas, taking over, multiplying and displacing the native vegetation. He refers to 'smelly refugees' and I am left wondering if that is how we see refuges, as unwanted weeds spoiling our pristine gardens/land?
As Jarvis Cocker of Pulp said – ‘Bring your camera, take a photo of life on the margins’. As someone else said 'celebrate the beauty of diversity'.
Here is the beauty I noticed as I walked to a friends house for coffee late Friday afternoon: