The inside of a grain of pollen is an awe-inspiring thought; his work offers a view from within.
Thinking the planet is here ‘for us’, humans have drawn and seized from nature as if it were a human resource with little consideration of the needs or wants of all the non-human life forms. Our utilitarian viewpoint has eclipsed empathy and consideration for other perspectives.
If I were a grain of pollen, what would I need and want from life on earth?
‘My waxy spikey surface wall protects my sperm from the sun and wind while I move from the anther to the stigma of flowering plants.
When one of the bee mob carries me to another flower and I land on the right pistil or female cone, I will germinate – transform into a pollen tube and shoot my 2 sperm cells to her ovule, home of the revered female gametophyte.
Sometimes one of us just hops over to mother flower’s stigma and ‘self- pollinates’.
We pollen grains have insect loving mother plants. Sometimes we are eaten by insects and mites (palnivores) who fly into our flower and just gobble us up!’