The other night my friend Cynn came over to catch up, share lots of wild stories, and for us to celebrate the season. A few pomegranate martinis were sipped, some appetizers were eaten, and really nice evening was had.
Because money is tight for Cynn right now, she brought me a really unique gift. She gave me two paperwhite narcissus bulbs, along with instructions on how to “force” them. I’d heard of forcing bulbs before, but had absolutely no idea what it meant or how to do it. She explained that I could use a glass bowl filled with rocks, place the bulbs on the top of the rocks and “barely let the water kiss the bottom of the bulbs.” Within a few weeks, I’ll have gorgeous spring flowers in the midst of winter.
It isn't pretty now, but hopefully in a few weeks, it will be gorgeous.
It’s a great reminder that something beautiful can come out of something so ugly. (A metaphor for weight loss?) That the simplest gifts are sometimes the ones that mean the most. And that in the end, life is all about the small pleasures.
P.S. – If you know what this is supposed to look like, please let me know if I’m doing this right.