Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Orchid

One advantage of sitting near a bank of office windows is enjoying the plants the light makes possible. Look at this beauty, which has been blooming almost a month, it seems. I watched each papery flower emerge along the graceful stem.

The orchid's owner received the plant several years ago when her mother died. Each bloom is a sweet reminder of her mother's presence.

And now, because I know the story, the plant has greater presence for me, too, each day of flowering another bid for life. I'm pulling for the plant to live forever.

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