The Florist

Image Copyright: Dale Rogerson

In this world there are people you can trust. And those you can’t. Sometimes it’s difficult to know who falls into which category. It’s a bummer. We spend energy working out who to confide in, to deal with, to befriend; we sometimes get it right, other times wrong. There’s no magic formula, no algorithm, no crystal ball. We consult colleagues, friends, the internet, shaman; we mull over what we’ve learnt, double check those sources in turn; we sweat, worry, pray. In the end, we are islands, by ourselves, alone, lonely.

Flowers, on the other hand, can always be relied on.


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge. Visit it here.

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21 Responses to The Florist

  1. Let;s hear it for flowers…hip hip hooray!

  2. gahlearner says:

    He’s very lucky he finds beauty and satisfaction in his work with that outlook on life. Great internal monologue.

  3. Dear Patrick,

    Universal human feelings…well done.



  4. Sandra says:

    I think the narrator is opting out of the social scene. Wait until winter comes…

  5. A unique philosophical take on this prompt. For most of us life on a island all alone would be too sad and empty.

  6. Iain Kelly says:

    Unless you have allergies… Nice thoughts 🙂

  7. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover says:

    Nice musings. I like the line ” we sweat, worry, pray.”

  8. granonine says:

    Well. Here we have a philosophical florist. Unique in this week’s collection 🙂

  9. Dale says:

    A whole internal monologue happening here…

  10. Flowers and dogs. Love the florists musings here. Why he does what he does. Surrounded by beauty because he struggled to make his own. Nice take. These stories are all so varied!

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