My mother loved plants. In every corner of her house, there were pots with plants of all sizes and colors.

The tiny, little coffee plant was the perfect birthday present for her. It immediately became her favorite. She spoon-fed it with water, fertilized it, studied its progress daily while quietly talking to it.

A few years later she called me. “The plant you gave me?” she whispered. “Can you imagine? Today, she has two beautiful, small, white berries!”

Her voice revealed her excitement. I could almost hear her thoughts, “My baby has grown up! I’m going to be a grandmother!”

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    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    1 year ago

    This story is precious, Christer. I do love a person who talks to their plants – I do it all the time, though sometimes I’m not so good at remembering to water them until they are looking a little wilted. I’m not a good plant momma! Very nicely written.

    Thompson Emate
    Thompson Emate(@thompson-emate)
    1 year ago

    I know my auntie loves plants but I haven’t seen her talk to them at any time. It’s a discovery for me.

    Last edited 1 year ago by Thompson Emate
    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    1 year ago

    Wow. This story is very engaging. That carried and made me smile at your protagonist’s excitement. Well done.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Christer Norrlof
    1 year ago

    You are welcome, Christer. I also loved plants, but not more than humans.

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