…but not so discarded after all!
Upon the emergence of Social Media with FaceBook, Twitter and Instagram, personal blog posts, have fallen to the wayside like these discarded paperwhites. Today, most blogs feature posts that are very commercial, lacking authentic substance, words that are about selling.
My “part-time” job at a “high-end” floral shop in a grocery store is almost the same story. The amount of flowers and plants that go through that shop is mind boggling. Very few get to a home or even last, so many are discarded! It’s more than an impermanence thing.
I personally drag home all kinds of discards. Here’s a bag of spent paperwhites that were trying to entice customers with there fragrance and lovely freshness. But these bagged ones never made it anywhere, they came to live with me.
I purchased a few window boxes to use as holding beds for these sweet plants. If they make it inside through the winter, they will be planted outside again, returning to the earth. With hope they may bloom again, but in 2 years. All because someone cared.