[Pea shoots just need a damp material to sit on, a fairly moderate temperature, and some decent sunlight]
I was drawn to the murky world of OOO (Object-Oriented Ontology) a little while back. Particularly the ‘ecological’ slant taken by Timothy Morton in books such as The Ecological Thought and Dark Ecology. I was attracted because here was an aesthetic dimension to considering environment that accounted for the strangeness and melancholy we often feel in the face of it.
Practical knowledge of the systems that sustain us on Earth must surely make for the foundation of our ecological philosophies/politics. And yet we can’t forget the strangeness that is being a conscious living thing on this planet.
It gets pretty interesting in that third place between the pragmatic ecological and the oblique aesthetic dimensions of life.