The world continues around me at a frantic pace but for me time has slowed down since my beloved partner died last year.
Fourteen months ago I gave my partner a miniature rose as a present. At that stage I had no idea that she would be gone in a matter of weeks. Now the Rose has decided to flower after months of looking rather sad and bedraggled. I’m not sure if it’s a sign that life goes on, a reminder of the cycles of life, or just that I got round to feeding it a few weeks ago.
Two things I do know for certain:
1) It reminds me that although I feel time has slowed down, almost a year has now past since the world changed,
2) How much I still love her and that makes me smile.