Jennifer’s Flowers

detail of painting

My sister sent me flowers for my birthday.

She knows me.

She knows that stargazer lilies send me.

She knows that I adore curly willow.

She knows alstromeria lilies are my thing.

Now, how many people on the planet have that all-important information

At the ready?

It soothes me that she knows these things.

We love each other deeply.

And we are very different.

She has a brilliance to her mind capacity and abilities.

Because we share the same blood line,

I actually recognize I have similar capacities in the mind department

Though I chose another path this time around.

Our parents were both intelligent people.

I really thought for years

That I was not.

In my sister’s shadow I crouched.

And yet… today I know different.

She shares the creative urge I acted on in my lifetime.

I see it in her style, her cooking, her parenting.

We both share good minds

And our access to the forest

Has been by following different paths.


Instead of feeling less intelligent

I feel smart in a different way

And cheer her successes

Wrapped in the colors

Of the life I chose for myself.

That separation I created

So long ago

Has taken alot of energy.

I am putting it down.


2 Responses to “Jennifer’s Flowers”

  1. Elisa on February 27th, 2011

    Very beautiful Cath!

  2. Jennifer on February 28th, 2011

    Until you were inspired to create this blog, you didn’t have a great outlet to share your mind (and heart) with others. Now we all get to experience your complex and inspirational thoughts, and that is a beautiful thing!

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