Halloween is always such a busy night in our home. I often miss the sunset or opt to take a picture the day before. This year I decided that I would finish the month with an image of the very same plant I started it with. If you remember, day 1 was Clara’s last remaining funeral plant with it’s very first bloom in almost two years. As the month has progressed I have watched in awe as that bloom has grown and another has grown too.
I feel like it is so symbolic of this month’s journey and writings. So much growth can happen in the right conditions. Thank you to everyone who helped create those right conditions for my growth. Thank you for allowing me to share my wounds with you. Thank you for all the words of encouragement each day. This project always allows me to search my soul and find comfort. Tonight I close this book and enjoy the pink sweetheart-shaped flowers that have experienced as much growth in this month as I have. I will smile, sigh, and know that sometimes things like this are the best reminders that Clara’s spirit is still touching us when we need it most. <3