The flowers are sad / by Lisa Robinson-Howeler

 

I love how my 2-year olds' brain works.

Sunday at my parents, we were walking to the house from the pool and she saw the flowers along the wall and said "oh those flowers are sad."

They were purple flowers drooping down, closing up as the sun set.

 

I said "oh do they look sad? They're really just closing up for the night."

She looked at some green flowers that aren't blooming fully yet and said "those flowers are angry."

And she was right. They did look angry with their spiked petals and centers, dark green towering above the rock wall. With the shadows cast from the trees the petals almost looked like teeth ready to bite down on us.

It wasn't something I'd ever really thought about - flowers looking happy or sad or angry.

When you look through the eyes of a child you see so much more than you did before.

And children see, feel and understand much more than we realize.