For Carpe Diem’s Chrysanthemum Festival, celebrated on the 9th day of the 9th month.
Both my parents and one of my sisters were born in October. Neither here nor there, and only interesting to me. Though what’s more interesting is that my mother’s favorite flower was the chrysanthemum. Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? I doubt she had any knowledge of the Japanese festival. Though she certainly would have enjoyed it!
a mother’s favorite flower
while she was alive
and one not so sad
at the bottom of a wine glass