In addition to an intellectually rigorous experience, Oxy’s residential community seeks a vibrant and interesting student body. What's your idiosyncrasy?

From saying “Rabbit-Rabbit-Rabbit” on the first day of the month, to drinking hot water (with exactly three ice cubes), I personify idiosyncrasy. However, I have one secret quirk that begun several years ago with Fluffy. My dad and I went to pick up fertilizer at a garden supply store and as we lifted the 50-pound bag, I saw him. Halfway through the store, my body gave up the weight of the bag at the sight of a saguaro.

“Hav’em for free, he’s diseased”, said the cashier. With those words, a new plant was mine.

Back at my house, I nursed Fluffy back to life. I still hoard unwanted house plants in my room, but Fluffy remains the king of my jungle. He reminds me that my empathy will help others, even if they’re just plants.

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