Matilda is a happy cactus that sits all day on the windowsill or on my desk, looking pretty. She’s a perfect listener. I share with her my thoughts and ideas, and she always listens patiently.
Pretty she is, but she’s also though. She needs only sunlight, and every two weeks, a bit of water from the tap. Sometimes I water her with my tears, shed because of mean hatted women.
So far Matilda is doing well. She will probably keep coexisting with me for many years. That is good, for I have much to learn from her: patience, self-sufficiency, yellowness.
(Republished. This was one of my first posts.)
18 thoughts on “Introducing Matilda”
Plants & pets can be the best listeners most of the time. I like that your cactus is 2 different colors. 🙂
Yes, green and yellow. The third best possible color combination I would say. The best is black and white. The second best, yellow and black.
I like the word “yellowness” and how you used it. 🙂 I agree, Matilda is very engaging to look at.
I like Matilda so much that I have just liked my own post. Ha!
🙂 Give Matilda a drop of water from me!
Haha. I will, right now. But it would be even better if you collect for me one of your tears in a vial, and send the vial to me. Flowers watered with tears are the most beautiful.
“Sometimes I water her with my tears, shed because of mean hatted women.” Time to hit on a new hatted woman. Never let a hatted women see you cry, that’s what my dad said.
There are not that many hatted women around here…
Find some ladies you think would look good in a hat, and send them some, like flowers, with a lovely card attached to them from you, their secret admirer. Ask them to wear it to a cafe and meet them there secretly..
Haha. I bet my hat you did something similar to that in your younger days.
Certainly. One day I may reveal more love secrets and lovely secrets to you…
I have many under my hat!
I’m glad she’s patient. I sometimes think my plants couldn’t care less.
cacti are great company until you need a hug.
ouch. What a great point you make.
That’s the brilliant sentence Seb. It’s obvious that you’re a poet.
So lucky of you to have Matilda there for you, looking yellow and pretty. 🙂
well, now i think i like this talking to plants thing.i will defiately try it.
oh buttercups, i meant to type defiNately