Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day 31 of Feminist Joys: Prickly and Stunning

I have never been able to get flowers to bloom. The only two plants that have survived with me for more than a couple of years are a fern and a leafy plant whose name I can't remember. What with being frequently unwell, I usually ended up having my plants wilt and die.

But I have a cactus now, and I'm also healthy enough to get up and water the plants every day. The cactus stays green even if I don't water it, but when I do, it puts out these lovely bright flowers.

And if I'm feeling fanciful and vain, I can say it's a great metaphor for me: mostly prickly, strong enough to survive in dry times, but blooming happily with some love and attention.

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