There are cherry trees just outside my patio and 2 days ago
they decided to drop the majority of their pink petals on the ground. It created a luxurious, 2 inch deep floral
carpet that surrounded my home. It was so
beautiful and soft in appearance that I couldn’t resist scooping up fist fulls
of the flower bits and holding them out to my husband. It was a sunny blue day and I giggled as I
asked him to join me in my child like glee.
“I’m not touching them,” he said, “It will make my nose
“Aw, come on honey,” I cajoled him, “these petals won’t be
here like this again for another year!
Touch them, they’re so soft!”
He glanced at me sideways.
“No, I don’t want to touch them.
I was crest fallen at first, but then I started thinking
about how something so beautiful to one person, can look entirely different to
someone with allergies. What a sad thing
to have taken away – the ability to truly stop and smell the flowers. I count my blessings that I have no allergies
to anything.This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at RevolutionHealth.com.