Hope is Not a Resting Place

Meditations in Motion

Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I was astonished to find this otherworldly cactus flower blooming on my little windowsill cactus plant. I typically do not have the nurturing instinct necessary for encouraging houseplants to flourish, but I do have a lot of hope.

It was in the spirit of hope that I brought this little plant home, planted it in a pot, and promptly began my regimen of neglect. Apparently, cacti like to be left alone. They are the Greta Garbos of the plant world.

I envision the beginning of a beautiful relationship. The cactus prefers to be ignored, and I prefer to ignore my houseplants. Win-win!

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  1. This sounds like my kind of plant. Of course, the one time I tried to bring a cactus home it was on the floorboard of my car and got tossed in a hard braking incident so that one didn’t even make it into the house…

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  2. Keep ignoring it! A former co-worker brought in a very sad Christmas cactus years ago – small and unhealthy. After ignoring it for several years other than to water weekly and re-pot once, it has grown into a beautiful plant. The annual blossoms are forming and I can’t wait to see it in full bloom.

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  3. It should do very well with ignoring it – sunny window perhaps? My mom’s pride and joy was her cactus garden. I had a terrarium at work with cacti in it and it didn’t make it. I am the world’s worst plant caretaker!

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