I’ve asked myself the above question quite a bit in my life, but never more than in the last year (I’m über-retrospective this week, have you noticed?), where my entire perception has changed in ridiculously dramatic ways.
For today’s version of WDTE, thorns are not just found on roses, as they are in the Northeast. (In fact, roses are not found.)
Thorns are found on everything.
I kid you not, even grass has thorns. Trees certainly have thorns. All plants have some variation with thorns. And, of course, even some of the animals have thorns. (Frogs and lizards are repeat offenders.)
Thorns haven’t made their way into Mexas home decor yet, or so I thought. But yesterday my little tootsie was rent asunder when I stepped on this monstrosity:
Doesn’t look like much, I know, but I’ll give you some zoom-ins so you can appreciate my indignation. (2009, or Zoog, as I like to call it, seems to be shaping up as a banner year for indignation.)
I’ve been told there’s a reason for everything. I would sincerely like a biologist to contact me and tell me what the reason for this thing could possibly be. Because it looks like an alien spore from across the galaxy, and the gaping hole in my foot feels like the start of world domination.