Thursday, July 22, 2004

I've been challenged by bobbie to think about what flower I'd be if I could be a flower.  I keep going back and forth from a wildflower - any wildflower - to a gerbera daisy.  I like to think of myself as a wildflower because, well, they're wild and I've always wanted to be wild.  There were a few years back in my twenties where I probably was a wildflower, though in ways that were very unhealthy.  I rather wanted to have the nerve to have purple hair and pierce things people at that time weren't piercing (but never my tongue! ouch!).  I wanted to make wild art that noone understood but that I never could figure out how to make either.  I wanted to dance and shout at inappropriate times like in the grocery store or sitting at my desk at work.  My best friend could do this and I so loved and admired her for it, but I never could bring myself to do it.  I guess I'm really more like a gerbera daisy these days.  More controlled, yet brilliantly colorful and reaching toward the son.  I want to stand out as a searcher and it seems that's what gerbera daisies do.  They stand out and they search for the way up.  So, I choose the gerbera daisy.  They're delightful and fun and strong and tall.  They look like they're laughing.  I like that.  But deep down inside I'm still a wildflower wannabe.  What flower are you?


Chris said...

Happy Birthday, Candy!

Came here from Bobbie's blog. It's taken me a long time to figure out the flower thing too... glad I'm not the only one! I hope to blog about mine soon too... I love the gerbera daisy!

neritia said...

I too came here via Bobbie's blog! Love your flower. May today be a day filled with laughter for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh, gerbera daisies are gorgeous! At the same time, I must say that I would love to make wild art and dance with you. Gerbera daisies do have that bit of "too much" to them, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

that bit of "too much" in the sme way as wildness presents, is what I mean!