Striving

On my kitchen windowsill, there lives a little plant. Betsy had wrapped a dried bean in a damp paper towel and placed it in a mason jar on the windowsill, and we all delighted in watching it grow.

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But now it’s not a sprout. Now it is a plant that needs dirt and light, and I feel bad that it grew in the winter and we can’t plant it outdoors. Should we transplant it to a pot with soil? Or would that prolong the inevitable?

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I think in Linnea’s Windowsill Garden she grew similar things in pots indoors, so maybe we’ll try that. I have admiration for anything that works as hard as this little plant.

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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