Thursday, May 29, 2014

At the plant shop with Mom


A few months ago I had the very unique experience of going to a plant shop with my mom. It was great and oh so refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed this particular experience, and on a very hot and sticky day. We accomplished what we had set out to do.

Mom and I walked lazily among the plants and as we did so, she gave me a running commentary of descriptions of the various plants and flowers. I know that many folks paid close attention to us as we walked. The service reps for sure were very curious and impressed with how we interacted with each other and they even joined in to give me descriptions.

I touched and felt many of the plants running my hands over their leaves and petals. I used my imagination to help me visualize as I am no longer able to see what they look like. I gently touched the petals of the flowers and was as equally gentle with the leaves. There were leaves and flowers of all shapes, sizes, thickness, and fragility. The plant shop was fragrant and fragrances from various flowers intermingled with each other. Many of the aisles were a wee bit narrow but that was okay for me as I was able to hold on comfortably to Mom's arm as we walked. A wonderful experience for me.

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