Jabberwocky for 2005 June 19 (entry 1)

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[Comments] (2) Hello Smelly: After days of wondering what was that strange smell in my bedroom, the mystery is solved! The sanseveria on my nightstand has sent up a flower stalk blooming with little yellow flowers and dripping with honeydew. I've never seen that happen before, but I've had this snake plant since Roy's funeral, so maybe it's like a century plant and doesn't bloom often. It was a little baby in a dish garden when I got it.

The scent is pervasive. Cloying, but not necessarily offensive. I suppose I should cut the stalk off and get rid of it and its perfume, but I feel sorry for the plant making all that effort. Eventually it will fade on its own, I'm sure.


Comments:

Posted by Sumana at Sun Jun 19 2005 20:20

Your story reminds me of this story of a plant:

http://sfstories.com/oldindex.shtml?25

Posted by Marianne Morse at Mon Jun 20 2005 09:05


One of the things I appreciate about you is your way of looking at life. Who else would speak of a plant as making an effort to survive and grow and then not be able to bear to cut it down.


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