|Last Chance Bouquet, by Tracie Thompson. 12 x 12" oil on panel.|
If you can find the few moments and the place to pull off the road, this is one of those unexpected happy-making things life has to offer. The flowers feel like taffeta, smell a little like honey, light and sweet. The ordinary jar you put them in becomes charming in an instant. And it feels fun and subversive, gathering flowers while other people zip by in their cars. Be safe, of course, in traffic, but if you get the chance -- why not?