The Artful Dodger
, Encore Music Exit
, and Left Side Story
met after school and walked together to the train stop to head downtown. We had decided to leave our potted plant at Civic Center, in the middle of the lawn at Civic Center Plaza, but changed our minds while the completion was in progress. Encore
brought the plant from home, and grew quite fond of him while carrying him from class to class, so we decided that this plant must have a name. We settled on James Weatherby Willowby Petunia, aka Planty. As we were all quite attached to Planty, we decided to show him a good time before abandoning him. Planty saw some of his own kind! He was quite determined to follow her...
... so he bought a BART ticket. We convinced him the library was more alluring than the girl plant's flowery wiles.
We discovered at the library that Planty is quite a polyglot! He looked up and then found both "The Joys of Yiddish" and the G volume of the Encyclopedia Italiana.
Planty also endeavored to read all seven Harry Potter books in different languages.
After filling his mind with the wonders of Harry Potter, Planty was feeling quite lonely, so we decided to take him to meet some of his own kind, which we found just across the way in the children's plant and garden section.
Being a lover of art as well as languages, Planty read Monet, which left him feeling very cultured.
Having enough of the library, we set off to set him in the lawn at Civic Center, but after arriving at said location, we felt as if it was just not the right place for him. Knowing of Planty's love for art, we tried placing him on and around some nearby statues . . .
but Planty didn't seem to like those either, so we were left contemplating where the suitable home of Planty might be. After many seconds of meditation on the subject, Left Side came up with a brilliant idea: leave a note on the plant so Planty would be loved and cared for. The note reads:
To Whom it May Concern:
Hello, my name is James Weatherby Willowby Petunia. You may call me Planty. I am lonely and tired of wandering. Please take me home with you.
Having placed the note and examining our watches, we discovered that we had better place him somewhere quick. We looked up . . . and found City Hall right in front of us. We decided that this would be the perfect place for Planty, especially because there was a lack of potted plants. We walked up the stairs and placed him in front of the statue of Harvey Milk, a good omen of success.
We crossed to the other side of the hall to watch what happened to Planty from a distance.
A few people stopped to look at him...
These women just would not get out of the way.
Unfortunately we had to leave before anyone decided to take Planty home with them. Good luck on your own, Planty! Bonne voyage!
The Artful Dodger: I took the pictures.