THIS IS ONE OF THOSE ACTIVITIES that goes on here that nobody else sees, the plants gathered together at the kitchen sink, brought from all corners of the house. They always seem to look healthy enough without effort, but there is this intentional tending, the every-now-and-again 15 minutes of looking-over, trimming and feeding. A small slice of time.
I think they are happiest here, close to water and light, but it’s impractical for them to remain.
Living things benefit from on-purpose attention.
We’re off to a marriage retreat this weekend. Same basic idea.