It occurred to me today that the mint plant I keep on my windowsill is strangely emblematic of modern life. A plastic tub full of water is not it's natural habitat and it doesn't get enough sun to fully mature. It stretches itself into a shape that allows it to survive, if not thrive, and as a result if I planted it in soil and put it in the sun it might die from the shock. Still, life finds a way ...

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