I sat today among the flowers. The sunlight bounced off their tiny petals, the wind slowly danced among their stems. I bent down and closed my eyes, taking in their fragrances as if I had never smelt a flower before.

I sat today among the flowers. I thought of simpler times, when life wasn’t so complicated and I was sitting in trees writing my stories, watching the leaves sparkle in the afternoon sun. I thought of what it was like before I knew heartache, grief, anxiety. Remembered what it was like to be barefoot in the grass, jumping in the sprinklers or chasing after the dog. Carefree, joyous and naive.

I sat today among the flowers. And I let them console me.