“Deal of the Week” is an updated take on the horoscope column. Bad advice, worse poetry, every Monday.
Forgive me for the repeated botanical metaphors, but your growth is truly immeasurable. Look at it this way: think of all the rosewater baths that can be made from a silent garden, the dinners from a tub of decay and dried bodega beans rooting like fairy tales that only you can tell, you living archetype of self and experience. Those loved ones won’t be crying out with hungry mouths much longer because you have become an almanac, your wisdom wraps around the seasons’ corners and doubles back on itself each year, a home for worms and gnats and all the other children you can feed.