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IMA horticulturist blogs about hiding in plain sight

n1198622933_9866Geoff VonBurg, a horticulturist at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, took his turn at the blogger’s keyboard Sept. 11. Here’s an excerpt:

“Before I arrived at the IMA, I worked in the for-profit, residential landscaping trade.   During the period of  January through mid March when work would pause due to ice and cold, I sometimes worked as a substitute teacher.  I enjoyed the time in classrooms at Pike High School except for one problem:  more than half the classrooms had no windows.  I would arrive in the dark morning and leave in dusky afternoon.  I felt like a plant unable to photosynthesize.  Worse, I had no connection to the world, no sense of wind, rain, heat or cold, nor natural sound.  I felt like I had been numbed and wrapped in cotton balls.”

Read the full piece.