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)
6 months 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)
6 months 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.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
6 months ago

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

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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6 months ago

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

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