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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Orchid: official flower of Planet Silas

I bought this orchid soon after moving here in 2003. After the initial bloom, it was flowerless for years. Late in the winter of 2007, shortly before Silas was due, buds began to appear. I waited and waited for the first flower to open, just as I was waiting and waiting for Silas to be born. Every day, I stared at that orchid and thought that it was never going to bloom. And I thought my labor would never start too (recall that Silas was 2 weeks and 1 day late).

But finally, the first flower did indeed open. It happened on the morning of March 16th, the day Silas was born.

It has bloomed each year since, right around his birthday.

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