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Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Kind of Girl Who Brings Herself Daisies

Daisies droop, dying over the edge of the hurricane glass, the one with the hotel logo on it from our family vacation last October.

Some of them with broken stems, some jut out in odd directions, some curl around themselves to get a better view of the light.

I am trying to become the kind of girl who brings herself daisies.

On Mother's Day, I set into the side yard with red-handled scissors. The blades are sticky with popsicle residue and I guess these are all the signs of summer before me. White pedals crawled with aphids and spiders, yellow pollen torturous, but allergies or not, sometimes a girl's just gotta have flowers.

I gathered two bundles, one for the hurricane glass and one for the porch deck, in a red polka-dotted water bottle. Those were dead by Tuesday, even with the air and the wind and the sunshine pouring upon them. The ones inside survive, barely, but they're here, rag-tag and awkward and a lot like me.

Writing is what writing does…and writing, today, is bringing myself literary daisies, quietly rejoicing in all the signs of summer.


  1. nothing wrong with us bringing ourselves a little joy, be it in the form of daisies or otherwise you know...ragtag and awkward, good thing He likes ragamuffins...

  2. "…and writing, today, is bringing myself literary daisies..." - I love that line. Those precious moments of writing are such a gift. Thankful with you for those moments :)

  3. oh girl. i bring myself flowers too. a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do :) you are a kindred spirit.

  4. Tara_pohlkottepressMay 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    yes. write flowers blooming even in the dead of winter. write flowers when there are none to be found. but always, always pick those flowers for yourself :)

  5. such sweetness here in simple pleasures.  my girl brought me purple daisies, and they smelled of summer and joy.

  6. Giving words to what we need, flowers, chocolates, love...

    Giving words to what others need as well, this, I tihnk is what He calls us to


  7. Tanya Marlow @ thorns and goldMay 20, 2012 at 2:56 AM

    Love this - I enjoyed viewing your literary daisies with you today.


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