Great article. Plastic lawns are an attempt at immortality just like the obsession with stone Victorian houses, "built to last". We should be frequently reminded how quickly nature would reclaim them from us.

And that, for me, is what defines the Janet generation. A refusal to let go, a demand to control the zeitgeist and undermine the young from becoming adults - resisting the natural cycle of youth, life and age in work, politics and nature.

Expand full comment