An android who tends to groves of trees in an arbetery has a chance encounter with a woman who changes the droid’s understanding of the world.
- “A touching tale with a poignant ending.” — Sam Tomaino, SFRevu
- “[A] lovely story . . .” — Karen Burnham, Locus
The story appeared in issue 187 of Clarkesworld. An audio version is available on the Clarkesworld podcast.