Well, I’ve officially kept a plant alive for over a year now.
It’s pretty hard to believe.
I’ve fondly written about my peace lily, a little gem I picked up when I worked at One International. I initially bought the lily for my desk, but since then, it’s seen three apartments, survived public transit on multiple occasions, and has been brought back to life several times.
She’s a little champ.
So, knowing that I can successfully care for a plant (first a plant, then a pet, they say…), I decided to get another one. This actually wasn’t my idea- my mom mentioned it when I showed her a picture of a new trash can I bought to match my soap dispenser and comforter. Of course, I need to find something cute to do with a trash can, right?
I entertained her by putting my peace lily in the trash can (that sounds terrible), but we agreed it needed something taller. I continued to use the trash can as a, well, trash can, until last night- when I spotted a lonely lily at CVS.
Leave it to me to find the lone plant marked at 25% off. Dry and looking sad, I picked up the lily without question and headed to check out, along with my red lipstick, face masks, and popcorn. Hey, it was Friday night- and Friday nights are meant for vegging out.
Once I got home, I put everything away, gave my new lily some water, and set her in her new home. It was perfect! I read up on Easter Lilies and learned they’re known as joyful symbols of elegance, beauty, spirituality, hope, and life. How appropriate.
Even if we’re lost and lonely somewhere, there’s a place we will fit- and I feel that way about Boston. I’ve not only found myself, but I’ve started to be able to care for other things, too- and I have my two lilies to prove it.