The motion-sensing lights sense nothing. The swivel chairs don’t swivel. Just one signal of life stays within the deserted company flooring plan: potted crops.
Supposed as a notice of vibrancy amid bland environment, office greenery now appears an eerie image of the suddenness with which staff deserted their routines.
But the cactuses and philodendrons we left behind haven’t been forgotten. Throughout the pandemic, some have had their very own important staff maintaining them alive. So-called inside horticulturalists water — and sometimes pet — the crops each few weeks, tending to a patch of the American financial system.