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Overthinking represents the destruction of excessive worrying. Pothos, also known as devil’s ivy, are tenacious, fast-growing, and invasive plant species. In this piece, their cuttings are used to symbolize the stifling nature of overthinking. Similar to pothos, if thoughts and ideas are tended and nurtured, they will flourish, but if grown too abundantly, they compete for space and energy until they wither away.

Jenalyn Ng is a grade 12 student attending Point Grey Secondary School. Her friends, family, and faith are valued dearly by her. In her free time, she enjoys going on bike rides around the city, tending to her many houseplants, listening to music, and creating art at her school’s ceramics studio.

This piece was first included in Issue 111 of Pluvia

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