“Mara do we have any flowers that mean self-appreciation? Do those even exist?” Jane huffs out and she sounds upset, but Mara can tell that she’s just overwhelmed.
Mara stands up coming from the back where she was making a get well arrangement. “Self love? Maybe a narcissus?”
“Oh, we have purple and white ones, yellow and white ones, pink and white ones-” Jane looks up suddenly realizing she’s rambling. “Well, they’re all right here.” She points.
“These are lovely,” The woman gasps looking at all the narcissus. “If I may ask, who grows these?”
“My boss, Mara, grows all of them.” Jane smiles at Mara as the woman emerges from the back of the store.
“They’re beautiful.” As she speaks, the woman looks at Mara and touches her chest. Mara feels her cheeks heat up and she comes over to help Jane bundle up the flowers.
“Have a nice day,” Jane calls after the woman as she departs.
Mara raises an eyebrow at her apprentice, “You haven’t been studying then?”
“I have been,” Jane argues and when Mara gives her a disapproving look she stares down at the flowers. “But I don’t remember seeing that narcissus means self appreciation.”
Mara clicks her tongue as she looks at the next order of flowers and mutters, “Then, you haven’t been studying.”
Jane’s head snaps up to look at her teacher with wide eyes. “No way, it’s not in there!”
Mara shrugs her shoulders. “It’s a big book, Jane.”
“I’ve just been so busy lately with all the studying for class-” Jane is cut off by Mara’s laughter. “What?” Continue reading Lilacs & Sycamores