There is something special for me about these orders. I get a little sentimental sometimes. They feel more personal in a way, I guess. While arranging and placing stems, I get to musing about the moment that will unfold around the table; around our flowers. Family and friends coming together to break bread, to reunite, to celebrate a major accomplishment. Toasts to a joyous occasion or maybe in loving memory. Celebrations of a bride-to-be? A mom-to-be? Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Then there are the couples – fifty years and counting? Wow! Fifteen? Four? First anniversaries? All worthy milestones. Its a man or woman bravely putting their heart out there in the form of a question. Will they say no? Will they say yes? I really do think a little about these families and friends celebrating change. Creating the arrangement further, adding a little greenery here and touch of texture there, I get wondering to what moment will my flowers be privy.
Proud moments, moments of mourning, happy moments, moments of joy.