Leon and "No Roots"

   It's a very short and not too difficult place, but the content is pretty heavy.


 M:You love your plant,don't you?
 L:It's my best friend.Always happy.No question.And it's like me,you see.......no roots....
 Leon smiles sadly.
 M: If you really love it,you should plant it in the middle of a park so that it can have roots........
 M: I'm the one you should be watering if you want me to grow.
 L:You're right..mp3

 Leon attacks Matilda with a foghorn in his hand, and Matilda runs away laughing.

 (1) The absence of roots is a state of mutual non-interference, being protected by the world and rejected by the world at the same time, and yet it can live. This one is protected by the flowerpot, and it doesn't grow any more or grow separately. It is lonely, though. It is lonely, but if we do something wrong, it might have a negative effect on us.
 (2) Awareness of plants is an awareness of the world, which is at the same time Leon's concept and worldview. It represents those things.
 (3) "If I hadn't done so, it wouldn't have happened" is, in other words, for Leon, a root, an extension, and a regret.
 If he hadn't done so, there must have been a different future by now. A different future must have opened up. If I had acted differently, the future and the world would have been different. If I had acted differently, the future and the world would be different. And we are afraid of our own involvement, of the effects that are there, of some action. But if you block it all out, you don't have to fear that possibility.
 (4) Plant liberation. I mean, you say "rootless like me," but plants have roots, not that they don't have roots. It's not that they don't have roots, it's just that Leon considers them to be something they don't have. If you put it in the right place, it can take root properly, and the power it should have will be exerted, the roots will grow, and the plant will grow. Leon is the only one who dares to close off that possibility and doesn't enjoy the growth. You want to say, "You're just like me," you want to say we're friends with something in common, but the plant has roots, while the plant is deprived of its power, and Leon is the only one who says it is "rootless" even though it is deprived.
 (5) If one really cares about and loves plants, the person who is most willing to plant them and see them grow, grow, flourish, blossom and bear fruit should be one of his or her closest friends. Leon, however, refuses to do so, turning the plant into a "friend with whom we have something in common". It is not the "true friend" that is important, but only the one who is comforted by it, the one who is saved by that concept. It's not the friend who is cute, it's you who is cute. The direction of the vector is not the other person, but you.
  (6), if you plant a plant, that probably brings a tremendous amount of loneliness to Leon, even if it's a good idea. It's the realm of knowing, but not wanting to know. But it's not, and that brings loneliness, but it also conceptually saves Leon. He let go, and it certainly made him lonely. But that friend had a history with Leon, that guy was happy, thank God. He grew up and grew up. It would probably save Leon, if not directly, then indirectly. It enriches Leon's world and concepts.
 (7) It frees Leon from that concept more than anything else. Leon had to be rootless, but who would have wanted that rootlessness? Confined to himself, he has no contact with anyone at all. He doesn't grow or prosper. Leon rejects the world as if it were a cradle protecting him, and he lives in a state of isolation. That shell must be destroyed.
 (8) Thus, Leon is forced to fight against his own concepts. He must break free from the flowerpot, which is a shell and a cradle.
 (9) However, Leon is unable to break out of this shell.
 Because he knows what lies ahead, a world full of despair and suffering, resentment and hatred. And a world where there was nothing left beyond that. The thought of not wanting to experience that world again once it has been experienced doesn't let Leon do so. Leon can't accept that situation as if he has to dare to return to that hell he knows so well.
 (10) Eventually, the plants are planted by Matilda in the schoolyard of Spencer School.
 This connects the earth to the plant. This was a break from the flowerpot and at the same time showed Leon the direction in which he should go. Leon's friends were able to move forward as well, so they could use it as a guide. Leon was "watering" his plants and "Matilda," as he put it. And as they grew, it was now Leon's turn to guide them. No more shells, no more plant pots, you can live without them.
 Placement makes sense.
 But Leon is no more.
 No more, but the placement is there. The placement is never meaningless, it is indeed meaningful, but there is no one left to know it, and no one will ever understand its meaning.

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