Friday, March 25, 2011

Daffodils and Daisies.

Last week was one of those ridiculously busy weeks that has you running from dawn until dusk just to get everything done. On Saturday afternoon, I had finished my final test and was walking down the Testing Center stairs towards the tv screen that tells you your test score. At the base of the stairs there is a windowsill where people leave notes for friends, and I am definitely among the number that always takes a quick glance as they pass to see if they are lucky enough to have a note waiting for them. As I glanced over, I noticed a Gerber daisy sitting on the windowsill and I immediately thought of some cute boy leaving a flower for his girlfriend/wife. But when I got closer, "Turk" was written on the note and I realized that my sweet sister had left me a flower. I was grinning from ear to ear the entire way down south hill and when I opened our front door there was a vase of daffodils sitting on the table with tickets to Tangled and a note to "Princess Katherine" which said...

These daffodils are yellow,
I wish they were from some fellow,
Single, handsome, dark and tall

Riding a noble white steed,
His hair ruffled by the breeze,
Someone to catch you when you fall.

But since they are not,
And I can't conjure one up,
We'll settle for the next best thing.

Let's go watch Flynn Rider!
He's a lover, not a fighter,
And maybe tonight in our dreams,

We'll have hair that is long
And a man to sing us a song.
But for now it's just you and me.

Dreaming of our prince,
And a magical kiss,
While enjoying being single and free!

Princess Becca

In Becca's words, this poem was a culmination of 18 years of creativity built up. I think that poetry writing is just one of her many talents that is just waiting to blossom. She is so amazing and kind and I feel so blessed to be her sister.