Petunias

Flower Walk, Mama. With Diana.’ That’s Vivi speaking, just up from her afternoon nap, re-entering the world slowly, held in the arms of her mother. Alicia (Vivi’s mamma), gave me these sweet petunias a few weeks ago, and they are flourishing on the front porch.

Many things bring my mother to mind, gone from us 44 years this spring. Petunias are one of them. ‘Pinch the old blooms. It helps the new ones grow and you will get more flowers that way.’ And so I hear her voice as I pinch my plebeian petunias, heart full with the past and grateful for the present. Thank you, mom. Thank you, Alicia.

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