|Isobel Brandt \\ Persephone (praxidike) wrote in paxletale,|
@ 2017-03-06 17:21:00
|Entry tags:||hades, persephone|
private to obed [ backdated to march 1 ]
[ Upon arriving home from work, Obed will find a juvenile Serissa Foetida Bonsai tree sitting on a wide, rectangular black cabinet placed just in front of the wide windows in the living room. A cushioned stool is sitting in front of that, facing out the window so the tree's caregiver might appreciate the view. The tree is planted in a rectangular-shaped black pot with gold etching that frames the outside edges with a latticework pattern. With the tree is a small note in an envelope, Obed's name on the outside in Isobel's handwriting. Next to it is a pamphlet of instructions, detailing the various methods and levels of care the tree requires. ]
I wanted to be home to give this to you and see your reaction, but I'm going to be late at work and I was too excited to delay this.
This is a Serissa Foetida, or Snow Rose, Bonsai tree. Bonsai trees have a long tradition of giving their caregivers moments of meditation and a way to center their minds away from everyday stress. I thought it could be a good way for you to work out anything bothering you, whether from work or us or just from the day in general, before you go to bed, so you sleep better.
I picked this one because it presents more of a challenge; it's very picky, needs lots of sunlight, exact watering, and exact pruning. I thought you might get bored otherwise! It has these gorgeous little white blossoms as well. If you'd rather just appreciate it from afar, I don't mind taking care of it instead. I hope you like it.
I'll see you in the morning, because I expect you to be in bed by the time I get home. Please don't stay up, you need your rest. Dinner's in the fridge.
I love you.