Aug 10, 2022 • 4M
Flower shop vignette: audio edition
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Audio reads of articles from Natural Selections: If it evolved, it's fair game: from jungles to hospitals, from herons and ghost moths to vitamin D and viruses, these reads of weekly essays cover lots of ground. Did you find an article on the main site that you want to hear rather than see? Most likely it's available here, for paying subscribers.
The written text of this short piece is here, published on July 5, 2022.
I loved the moment, in the story I recount here, of being told that the woman I was speaking with did not in fact love dearly the houseguests whom she was thinking of so carefully. We can treat people so well, even if they are not our nearest and dearest. And we should do so.