May 2, 2018
There is an old toilet tank in our backyard repurposed as a planter. For the longest time, only one kind of plant managed to survive in it. It's been around 8 years that it's been there, on a ledge maybe 4 feet off the ground. There's now 3 to 4 kinds of plants thriving. One has grown maybe 5 feet tall? It has to be said, no one tends to this planter. It's on its own. At a certain time of day, I can see the plants through the dining room window, in blinding yellow light, standing like royalty. Calm.