It's not you, it's me.

Before I start, let me just say that there's nothing wrong with you. You are beautiful in your own unique way and it's not your fault I don't appreciate you more.

When we first met a few months ago, I confess that I had a touch of spring fever. Who wouldn't after a long, dark and wet winter? I remember those first sunny weeks when it seemed like there was rebirth wherever I looked. I wanted to take in as much sunshine and fresh air as possible. It was glorious! And then one day, there you were.

I knew there was something different about you from the beginning. You stood out from the crowd, your appearance as distinct a your name. It was useless for me to try and resist your charms, I wanted to have you from the beginning. I was ready for a change.

I watched as you tried to fit in, but soon realized that something wasn't working. By the time I admitted to myself that I had made the wrong choice it was too late to do anything about it. When I look at pictures taken last year, when another was in the place you now occupy, I regret my impulsive decision.

Tidal Wave Silver Petunia, you just didn't turn out the way that I had expected. You've seemed a bit spindly from the beginning. Perhaps it's your color, or lack thereof, that makes you look like you've passed your prime. In another garden, in another flower pot, perhaps with different plants to accent your unique hue, I'm sure you would be beautiful. Just not in my garden.

I just should have stuck with my tried and true Tidal Wave Pink Petunia. Don't feel bad if I walk past you next spring as if I don't know you. Just remember: It's not you, it's me.

9 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

*grin* There's another creative post! Loved it.

Carmen said...

1Sometimes change is not good I'm sure it'll get over it. LOL. Well-written post!

Pat Raisbeck said...

Say it isn't so Linda!! you didn't make such an all summer decision rashly. No you didn't. It's just a story written about a bad dream. Love and hugs LOL

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love this post! So creative! We all need to find our best "pot/plot" to show off in. Sometimes where we're planted now isn't the right one even if we think so.

Carole said...

I enjoyed reading your unique perspective about your flowers -there's alot of meaning in what you wrote. Thanks for sharing:-)

Star said...

That was so interesting. You had me going for a while. I thought, is it her husband she's talking about, or someone else, then I got it, ha ha ha well done.
Blessings Star

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great post....Just had a few hours to blog hop tonight and enjoyed reading yours. I am doing a series of posts on holiday decorating, so hope you will stop by. I love making new blog friends.
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Kathryn Magendie said...

This has me sitting here smiling .. glad I stopped by tonight *grinning!*

Jill Kemerer said...

Ha! The colors are too faded for your vibrant personality. Stick with the brights!