Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"to become a flower"

He loved flowers that was so obvious with his hospital room which was a picture of a mini garden of roses, tulips and other varieties. He was a gardener by profession that was the cause of his problem too. He was admitted with a skin infection.

One day I asked him about his thoughts about flowers. He said that some days he just want to become a flower as flowers are givers of hope, encouragement, color and life. He told me that when you give hope, appreciate and encourage some one you become a flower. He smiled and continued, try it some day you will feel like a flower: light, colorful, divine.

Time has gone by until recently I thought about those words; when you give hope and encouragement to someone that is the becoming of a flower from bud to full blossom.

To some a flower is a sign of ultimate feelings of remembrance:love, sorrow,joy.

Others remind us the becoming of a flower when they say “and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” *

*a quote Anais Nin

3 comments:

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

A nice thought.

Sumaiya Hasan said...

But a flower is a delicate and sensitive thing. It can easily get hurt eve by a low stimulus. Is that not a negative quality? You easily get hurt by people then

Jean said...

“and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”

a quote I treasure as a gardener of people and flowers.

Note to those who might be mourning or sad, this is when I plant flower seeds... When hope is gone or wounds reopen then I seek life, the life within a seed.