If You Could Be Any Succulent, What Would You Be

If You Could Be Any Succulent, What Would You Be
Is the sweetheart succulent actually a succulent? Maybe, maybe not, which is one of its attractions if I am picking a succulent to become. I admire mystery and ambiguity but also would like an eye-catching allure. The Hoya kerrii – with its puffy green leaves — fits the bill. Shifting Sands in San Francisco The first time I lived in the City by the Bay, I was a busy attorney with a brown thumb. I bought fancy houseplants, failed to take care of them and lamented my bad plant karma when they ended up crisp or rotting. But then came my years on a mountainside in France, when my true born-on-Earth-Day-self emerged. Heading back to San Francisco to get my MFA in fiction some years later, I found an apartment far from downtown. The City had become wildly popular thanks to Google, Facebook and Salesforce, and reasonable rent was hard... Read More