Statice: “The good times, same as anyone. I like to remember the time I was ignorant of unfairness; when I believed premature loss and betrayal were as tangible as the plots of movies or the stories you hear of other, distant people. I like to remember the days my parents took us on vacation to Epicent City. My sister’s laugh and that irritating way she, and only she, would prove me wrong. When I was given my first pokemon and the muggy summer days we spent training. The look on my father’s face when I graduated from the academy and my later promotion to detective. Emily’s birth and the first time she grasped my thumb in her tiny hand. How she whined whenever I brushed her unruly hair and the gap in her smile the day she lost her front tooth. When she would tell me stories ‘make believe’ her friends and her had shared. How she picked flowers for me on my 32nd birthday. How proud she was of that little drawing she did of Sofia…mostly, I like to remember when we were all still together.
Sometimes I like to remember the first time he kissed me but then I remember the end and get a bitter taste in my mouth.”
Sunflower: “It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what gives me happiness versus mundane comfort. I suppose if I had to choose most things on that list would be defined as ‘comforts’ but I digress…I do enjoy walks with Polly on sunny days; the kind with a slight breeze and not a trace of humidity in the air. While I don’t care much for rainy days, I enjoy the scent and how vibrant the colors appear afterwards rainfall. Then there’s sitting back and having tea in the evening when the day is done (cream and schnapps for those guilty days). Reminiscing, treating myself to a nice restaurant, finding a new dress I love, hearing my favorite songs - though a number of them I purposely avoid thanks to the memories attached to them…
I would say the greatest happiness I currently have is the support I receive from my team. With all that’s been said and done lately, I’m surprised they’ve put with me this long. I hope they understand how much I appreciate them.”
((wanted to draw for these SO BAD…but alas R5 demands my attention )’: ))
"I’ve had my share of tragedy in my life, yes. I lost my younger sister two years ago in a car accident. It’s hard not to see the irony in it - she was the sun to my moon, sort of speak. She was outgoing, vivacious, and well-liked among our peers. Where I generally avoided risks when at all possible, she seemed to make a game of taking all the risks she could. I still can’t remember exactly how she talked me into go mountain climbing that one time…
Anyway, I apologize for going off on a tangent. I figure you got already got the point I was trying to make. She just happened to be crossing an intersection the same time someone ran a red light. Two years and I still am waiting for her to call me to tell me about her latest venture. I miss the stupid girl.
It feels like it wasn’t much after I was finally starting to cope with my sister’s loss that my daughter was taken from me. I’d rather not get into the details. Distraction has helped me to some extent but I still admit to crying most nights when my mind is free to wander. The pain hasn’t dulled much with time and I believe recent events have contributed to that. I just…
…you’ll have to excuse me. I don’t want to talk about this right now.”
- Roses: Who is your love interest?
- Lilacs: Do you consider yourself beautiful and innocent?
- Irises: Do you have words worth spreading? Wise words?
- Gladiolus: Are you violent?
- Lilies: Have you lost someone important to you?
- Protea: Are you courageous?
- Peony: Are you lucky?
- Orchid: Are you a charming person?
- Statice: What do you like to remember?
- Sun flower: What brings you happiness?
- Lisianthus: What do you appreciate?
- Sweet pea: Are you delicate or sweet?
- Tulip: Are you elegant or graceful?
- Hydrangea: Have you endured/suffered for beauty?
- Fresia: Who is your best friend?