Monday, June 22, 2009

Piki's Flowers

My grandmother, Piki, passed away on Friday, June 12, 2009.

Just looking at that sentence makes my eyes water. On my dining room table sit flowers from her funeral. I know that it is time to throw them out, but I cannot steel myself to the task. To toss them away, these now-ugly, decaying blossoms, seems too casual. I would throw out others - normal, everyday flowers. I would save a bouquet from a wedding. But what do I do with these? They are neither normal nor particularly beautiful nor did Piki choose them herself.

When I see them, I think of her, and I do not want to stop thinking of Piki.

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