@anickayi (Instagram) Orchids are considered the most highly evolved flowering plants on earth. They have outlived dinosaurs. They are one of the few things that can live forever. Orchids thrived because they took themselves out of competition. Orchids have been a high class hobby in China for 3000 years. During the Ming dynasty orchids were used to treat venereal diseases, diarrhea, boils, neuralgia, and sick elephants. West Indians had long eaten certain species to relieve ptomaine poisoning from bad fish. Malaysians used send robins to cure headaches, dropsy, skin eruptions. Zulus used orchids as emetics. Thoughts for @saintrecords tonight at Guggenheim.