ever wonder how a smell, song, or flower can instantly ignite an old memory?
this did it for me. bleeding hearts.
neatly tucked behind the corner of a garage i almost missed them. i haven’t seen them since the last time i was home at my mom’s, which has been a number of years. i literally gasped when i saw this old beautiful plant. stumbling upon it brought back my grandmother’s memory at first glance. bleeding hearts. they were her favorite. the ones at my mom’s were taken from my grandmother’s home when she passed away. something about her memory lives on in this old plant.
i couldn’t wait to pull my boys aside to show them and tell them about their great-grandma. she was a crazy old soul. a shameless truth teller. i sure miss her.
a flower. so simple. and yet powerful enough to ignite a memory deeply imbedded in our soul.
is there a flower you associate with a childhood memory or person?