We stand in awe of nature, and not necessarily because we understand her. Just watching her at work is mind-blowing. It's also lovely to know she can be as indecisive and bewildered as any of us—her open-hearted dizziness peaking in springtime. Sound familiar?
A landfill? Gosh, it's a miracle! We massively discard our trash in an enormous hole in the ground. Our mad variety of discarded matter—thousands of tons of it, much of it actual food— then sinks usefully back into the Earth amid a flutter of snowy white Landfill Doves, the air gently alive with the delicate notes of a hidden Steinway concert grand. Not.
Plants are medicine, and we’ve discovered about 15% of the species inhabiting Earth. What this means (among other things) is that the medicinal potential of all the undiscovered plant species, from the highest mountain ranges to the deepest, blackest reaches of the ocean, is almost unimaginable. Climate change may be about to sweep all those potential cures away.