Houseplants of Gor

The Houseplants of Gor

The spider plant cringed as its owner brought forth the watering can. "I am a spider plant!" it cried indignantly. "How dare you water me before my time! Guards!" it called. "Guards!"

Borin, its owner, placed the watering can on the table and looked at it. "You will be watered, " he said.

"You do not dare to water me!" laughed the plant.

"You will be watered, " said Borin.

"Do not water me!" wept the plant.

I watched this exchange. Truly, I believed the plant would be watered. It was plant, and on Gor it had no rights. Perhaps on Earth, in its permissive society, which distorts the true roles of all beings, which forces both plant and waterer to go unh appy and constrained, which forbids the fulfillment of owner and houseplant, such might not happen. Perhaps there, it would not be watered. But it was on Gor now, and would undoubtedly feel its true place, that of houseplant. It was plant. It would be watered at will. Such is the way with plants.

Borin picked up the watering can, and muchly watered the plant. The plant cried out. "No, Master! Do not water me!" The master continued to water the plant. "Please, Master, " begged the plant, "do not water me!" The master continued to water the plant. It was plant. It could be watered at will.

The plant sobbed muchly as Borin laid down the watering can. It was not pleased. Too, it was wet. But this did not matter. It was plant.

"You have been well watered, " said Borin.

"Yes, " said the plant, "I have been well watered." Of course, it could be watered by its master at will.

"I have watered you well, " said Borin.

"Yes, master, " said the plant. "You have watered your plant well. I am plant, and as such I should be watered by my master."


For Ben Roberts: some info

2010-09-18 21:05:39 by Drosophila2


POISONOUS HOUSEPLANTS
A. TOXIC HOUSEPLANTS may cause a rash after contact with the skin or mouth:
Chrysanthemum Weeping fig
Creeping fig Poinsettia
B. IRRITATING PLANTS, some of which contain oxalic acid that causes mouth swelling; and occasionally may cause generalized toxicity such as staggering and collapse:
Arrowhead vine Malanga
Boston ivy Marble queen
Caladium Mother-in-law plant (snake plant)
Calla or Arum lily Neththyis
Dumbcane Parlor ivy
Elephant's ear Pothos or Devil's lily
Emerald duke Peace lily
Heart leaf Red princess (philodendron)
Jack-in-the-pulpit Saddle leaf (philodendron)
Majesty Split leaf (philodendron)
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