Small Bulbous Cactus, Big Surprise


One and half year ago, I occasionally picked up a bulbous cactus, which was so small and no larger than half of a ping-pong ball. When I got home, I packed it in paper and conveniently put it aside. Then I totally forgot about it until two days later I saw it when tidying up a bit. I have never grown flowers or other plants. Therefore, I made a simple flowerpot by cutting a plastic bottle and filling it with soil and then planted this cactus.

At first, I doubted the viability of this cactus, which lately dispelled my suspicions and proved its doggedness. Although it didn’t grow large in a year, it gave me a so big surprise by blooming. I seldom see cactus that can bloom, never to mention a ping-pong-ball-sized cactus yet with so large flower, really a big surprise.

This life interlude reminds me of the lines in Forrest Gump, “Mama says life is a box of chocolate, you never know what you are gonna get”. “Miracles happen every day” if we are in love with life.


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