Sunday, January 1, 2012

I had savoured the beauty

“DOOONNNN’TTttttt….”, the word was still in my mouth, when it happened. My son’s hand swung out, knocking the stem off my plumeria plant. A moment earlier, I had been gazing proudly at 17 buds poised to spread their perfume and beauty outside my bedroom window. Now all there was to see was the stump of a stem, bleeding milky white discharge.
These would have been my first flowers in four years. I would have seen their perfection first thing in the morning on waking up. I wept.

And then I stopped weeping. In my mind, I had savoured the beauty.
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Flashback 2011- March
These flowers bloomed on the same plant, but not as easily visible as the other ones would have been. Would I have even seen them had the other lot not been tragically lost? This photograph taken in March forms a part of my Pictoral Flashback of 2011.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes we can savour something in our minds even if we can't have it really. I wish you and your family all the best for 2012 - Happy New Year!

SueAnn said...

Oh! The pain of it! But yes...it had been savored. But the continuation would have been nice too!
Hugs
SueAnn

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