Updated: Mar 7
"How do you know but that it hurts a geranium's feelings just to be called a geranium and nothing else? You wouldn't like to be called a woman all the time. Yes, I shall call it Bonny." - Anne Shirley
I came across this quote while reading "Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery, a delightful book. As I thought about this quote, I found it very funny and a bit reasonable.
The reason why I thought this quote reasonable is the main character, Anne, treated the geranium like she believed, since it was alive, it had feelings. I decided I should try it in my own life because if plants did have feelings, this would be beneficial to them, and if not, it would be fun for me!
I've always loved taking care of plants and I was recently given a small lucky bamboo which now lives in my room. I chose the name "Lou" for the bamboo because if you take the "L" from "lucky" and the "oo" from "bamboo, you can turn it into "Lou".
Ever since I named Lou, the bamboo has stopped growing so maybe he doesn't like the name I gave him. A good lesson to choose the name with care!
If you have ever done something someone did in a book, please write it in the comments.