Flowers have the exceptional quality of being appropriate everywhere, in all circumstances and in all settings, and this ease of inhabiting places sets them apart from all other forms of life. So widespread are they that most of them go unnoticed, which is what Le marché aux fleurs coupées aims to remedy, by making them visible one by one.
Following a delicate, intangible path, Sarah-Louise Pelletier-Morin goes in search of the essence of the flower, creating a poetically precise herbarium with multiple facets: intimate, biological, economic, historical and spiritual. Deconstructing the traditional metaphor that associates flower and woman, she bets on a different way of being in the world, sketching out a poetry of the self and of the finitude of living things.
Between the humus of our roots and the breath of life that carries us, this book imposes a style of writing that soars in the affirmation of its fragile strength.