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Saturday, 17 January 2009


Dear Orchid,

I didn't know what it was you needed. In fact, I still don't. Did I give you too much water, or too little? Is the controlled environment indoors too warm at night? Do you need sunlight on the windowsill rather than artificial light, or would the sunlight fry you? Was the statement on your packaging about fertilizer a command rather than a suggestion?

I realise, of course, that it's probably too late by now. I should not have kept thinking your remaining leaves would save you. I guess now all I can do is hope that you don't turn into a metaphor for something more important.




Dear Blog,

We've been limping along for a while now, haven't we? I was considering just resurrecting you for the Nonbelieving Literati, but then LL made that cool suggestion, so I kind of had to do that, too.

I guess we're still friends, funny old blog.




Dear Readers,

This post from Ebonmuse made me feel really guilty, a while back. My blog is a shambles. I'm not going to tidy it, either. All I can say is this: I appreciate you dropping by, occasionally, and when I'm not here there's a fair chance I'm over at your place, reading very quietly and commenting if I've got something to say.

I wish you all a happy new year.



Anonymous said...


Orchids supposedly thrive on neglect, so I'm told.

Don't worry about the blog, and don't feel you have to post if you don't have much to say.

Happy new year to you too. :)

L.L. Barkat said...

Oh! I got a good laugh with the orchid letter. So glad you did this... maybe it's something you could do for a while during this limping time. :) (Hey, we do what it takes.)

L.L. Barkat said...

Just popping in to say... do you have any memories like sparrows you might add to the mix? You know I love your poetry.

Lynet said...

Ha! I had one reaction, but wasn't sure how to square it with my atheism :P

I guess I'll head over there and use my idea anyway.

L.L. Barkat said...

I. Loved. It.