When We Wait

This is the only orchid I own.  I bought it at Home Depot about a year ago for $9.  Mostly because of its miniature size and striking magenta color.

One by one, the petals fell until there was nothing but tentacles and waxy leaves.  I didn’t know what to do.  I kept it moist, left it on my windowsill, and waited.

And then a crazy thing happened. Tiny green buds began to appear.  Now, almost a year later it’s almost ready to burst.

So is my heart.

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