Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Bouquet




Yesterday afternoon, M went on a walk with her dad around our neighborhood, leaving me preparing for class. Near five, she came into my office, her steps slow and deliberate, her hands cupping a tiny vase. I couldn't see what was inside. Her head dipped forward and she wore the barest of smiles on her face.

"Flowers for you, mama."

I chuckled a little because from my place at the desk, I couldn't see any flowers. I thought she was imagining them, I thought she saw a large bouquet, bursts of color spreading upwards, out. I said, in my most admiring voice, "How wonderful!"

When she got close to me, close enough so I could see her sweet hazel eyes, her heart-gripping smile, she handed me the vase. When I looked down, there were two daisies, floating in the water, the petals pressed against the porcelain, deep inside the well.

A truly beautiful bouquet.

7 comments:

narrator said...

Isn't it great when children introduce us to new ways of seeing the world? There's so much magic in this...

newspell said...

my heart raced. i don't know why really, i guess because between the words, you were screaming your love for your daughter. mother's love gets me everytime.

this is a beautiful post.

Adriana Bliss said...

Thank you so much, narrator - that was exactly my intention. What I love about those types of moments is that they always take you by surprise.

Oh rick, thank you.

Buter said...

How sweet, Adriana. Children make this planet a fair place to be. :)

dayna said...

Aaawwww! Thats beautiful.

Josh Maday said...

Adriana, I agree, this is a beautiful piece. I haven't felt a smile in my heart like that in a very long time. Thank you.

Adriana Bliss said...

Thank you Josh, Dayna and Daphne. :) I'm so glad you came by.