Sunday, May 17, 2009

Stolen Jasmine Plant

In September 2007 shortly after first settling in here, I blogged about the flowers on my water lilies mysteriously disappearing time and time again. Finally, I moved them off the porch, after which they quickly died because I forgot to water them. After refraining from putting any kind of potted flower plant on my front porch for the past year and a half, earlier this month I bought two Jasmine plants. Unfortunately, sometime during the last couple of days,  someone swiped one!

None of my neighbors have problems with plants disappearing, and they have a lot more (and lot prettier) plants than I do. Why is someone singling out the foreigner? Maybe because I don’t do as  good a job taking care of my plants and they think I won’t miss it?

I don’t have any solid proof, but I have a hunch it might be some kid from the neighborhood, maybe one from a special needs family as we have several around here.  I want to care more about their family situation than about the plant. But I’m praying that the plant issue might lead to a deeper conversation about things that really matter.


Amrita said...

Oh dear that 's bad.

Maybe its more fun to steal from foreigners.

An old widow we allowed to collect fodder for her goats and wood for fuel had been stealing vegetables and fruit from us.We were giving her veggies free still she was doing it.

Poverty teaches one to let go of morals.

Amrita said...

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