|Adaptations (adaptations) wrote,|
@ 2025-09-21 22:47:00
"I wanted to want something as much as people wanted these plants, but it isn't part of my constitution. I suppose I do have one unembarrassed passion. I want to know what it feels like to care about something passionately. Should one be lucky enough to see a ghost orchid all else will seem eclipsed. If the ghost orchid was really a phantom, it was still such a bewitching one that it could seduce people to pursue it year after year and mile after miserable mile. If it was a real flower, I wanted to see one. The reason was not that I love orchids, I don't even especially like orchids. What I wanted was to see this thing that people were drawn to in such a singular and powerful way."
- Meryl Streep, as Susan Orlean in Adaptation
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