Through Grandma’s Eyes: The Bouquet

“When you have only two pennies left in the world,

buy a loaf of bread with one and a flower with the other.”

-Chinese Proverb-

journal entry:

Everything is pretty to a child.  While I might point to this or that to include in a bouquet . . .  these little girls are far ahead of me.  Who would have thought to put an “itchy ball” from the Sycamore tree into the bouquet . . . or the leaves of a large dandelion?  Not me.  But then, what do I know? That’s why I’m not a florist and my little granddaughters might as well be.  How long do you think that women and girls have been gathering bunches of flowers ? Since the beginning I believe.  These little ladies asked for cups and water and tenderly arranged their bouquets.

Then, they talked about things.  Just things.  I couldn’t hear what they were saying because I was quite far away.  But I could see their eyes . . . and their little smiles.

I watched the love grow between these little granddaughters.  The whispered. They comforted.  They smiled.  Keeley was patient and kind.  Clara was loving and thoughtful. From far away, I could see it all without disturbing  a single moment.


“Our best thoughts come from others.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

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