MOLLY SPRAYREGEN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — I have spent my first full week of isolation carefully observing one of my houseplants. Dylan, as my fiancee and I so fondly call her, has been growing new leaves at an uncharacteristically rapid rate. It might be the longer hours of daylight. But I imagine Dylan's new zest for life also comes from the increased attention we've paid to her and the rest of our houseplants now that we're with them in our apartment 24/7. At a time when so little feels under control, one thing we know is up to us is the survival of these living things we have committed to taking care of. We check on them more. We give them more water. Sometimes, we just stare at them, taking in the beauty and comfort they provide. When we first decided to take the leap i
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