The Broccoli Tree ūü•¶ūüĆ≥

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“In the¬†future,¬†everyone will¬†be world-famous for 15 minutes,” said Andy Warhol. That was certainly true for a broccoli tree in Sweden, whose anonymity disappeared due to its popular Instagram account with 30,000 fans.

In a world of surfeit images, people actually spent the time to look at this broccoli tree. It became a tourist attraction, even hosting its own photography exhibition. But according to a heartless individual, it may have overstayed its welcome. Someone suddenly sawed off one of its limbs.

“You can’t unsaw a tree, but you can’t unsee one either.”

The broccoli tree went desist, but its fame lives on through calendars, prints, and its Instagram feed.¬† “To share something is to risk losing it,” especially in the era of social media.

It’s a harsh world for something that seemed already untouchable.

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