Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunflower Ending

My sunflower is coming to her end.
She dropped and wilted in the sun yesterday.
I cut her off and brought her inside to marvel at
a bit more before her story is over.

You will never experience the earth

with all its wonders in this time again.

Don't wait for one more last look

at the ocean, the sky, the stars, or a loved one.

Go look now.

-Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jenny,
    I am touched by this post. Sunflowers were my mom's favorite. She passed in 2005. When she was quite ill, some of the women who shared the elderly residence where she had a small apartment, brought her some sunflowers. I remember how much they brightened her day. Even though she had Parkinson's she used to draw and paint and they were one of her favorite things to draw. Your quotation from Elizabeth Kubler-Ross made me think of how much I miss her. It is good to remember those we love. Thank you.