Gardening folk, the National Zoo's agave plant has bloomed! Which means two things: 1) It has reached maturation; and 2) Now it's going to die.
Is that not just the saddest thing ever? There you go, livin' your life being all agave-like and then BAM! You bloom! And everyone goes "Ooh!" and "Aah!" and you even get your own write-up on the zoo's website. People come and take pictures of you. They comment on your beauty. Everyone is duly impressed and you feel sort of spectacular. You're a superstar. A celebrity. You're waving at your adoring public and enjoying being an agave, and then?
THEN YOU DIE.
That agave got dealt a crap hand, if you ask me.
But look! Pretty!