Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Cry in the Night

Phalaenopsis Little Emperor

Have you ever been right on the verge of sleep when you are jolted awake with the knowledge that you had left something undone? Last night, I had just started to enter that twilight state of somnolence when I heard my orchids screaming for a drink of water. It was bad enough that they woke me up. (The fact that I had been tossing and turning most of the night trying to get to sleep made it worse.) But when the Little Emperor and his friends demand an audience, I obey. Once I got up and thoroughly doused all of them, the pitiful cries of neglect stopped and I was finally able to go back to bed and find sweet sleep. Four hours later the alarm went off. Ah, well. Another day dawns!!!

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