Anyway I was thinking about this today... the song and the band... because I had another Supergrass track going through my head and you know how these trains of thought go. The song I had on repeat today was actually 'Moving'. Moving, just keep moving... the words kept going round and round... actually it never got beyond that line. And I had these lyrics in my head because I was admiring a house plant... I know, it sounds just as ridiculous as the drinks machine thing. Supergrass obviously move in mysterious ways. But it was another one of those trains of thought, because the plant does move, and she does just keep moving!
This has given her a strange kind of animal-like quality and I've begun to think of her as a pet. Here she is in the morning:
And here she is at intervals throughout the day:
If you look closely at the leaves, like you're doing a spot the difference puzzle, you'll see how their angles have changed in each pic, until at night they're pointing as upwardly as they can. This is all new to me because I have a shit track record for looking after houseplants successfully (even supposedly indestructible yuccas have died in my non-green-fingered hands) and so this is the first indoor one I've dared to bring home in a very long while. However, I'm pleased to report that she is currently thriving. Maybe she likes the music we play... ?
In the event that you're remotely interested, here's a time-lapse video of another Calathea plant, moving in the same way. I bet they have a really hi-tech drinks machine in this office too.