Since becoming inspired by Planterina on youtube I’ve had the goal of eventually being surrounded by an indoor jungle, because why not? All it takes is the right plants to start with, enough of them and time (not your time, but free time from the universe)!
So far my jungle’s been more of a vertical plant city, with three mini-jungles in my room. Eventually with more time and if I have more space, it could be a proper floor-to-ceiling jungle! However, my vision of ‘palms swooping over head’ is at times beginning to feel more like reality.
Despite the horrors of the rest of the house outside, the hostile environment of the street with its constant noise blocked out by ear plugs and headphones, the traumas and stresses I’ve experienced whilst being here, the challenges of spending 95% of my time within a single room with the curtains closed that whole time, I am constantly amazed at just how nice…the sights it’s been possible to create within my one room, and at how much it’s gradually transformed over the two years I’ve been in it. It’s unrecognisable.
It is all in such contrast to the ridiculous things I’ve experienced here. My world will be upended again in another 4 weeks as I’ll be moved into another shared place, thanks to the landlord evicting all of the council tenants because of my indoor jungle which they thought was me growing weed. Who knows how that will be, but at least I’ll be able to recreate all of this there. Hopefully the new room will have enough space and I’ll be able to insulate myself from any sensory stresses.
My life moves on in complete chaos but with a few positive contradictions in spite of it. As it has always been up to now.