Wednesday, December 19, 2012

19 - "Happy birthday my flower"

My birthday coincides with fall but that only had a meaning in fairytales when I was little. All I knew was the constant 75 degree season that Los Angeles is forever trapped in, it's very different in New York with the cold winds that sometimes feel like cleansing tonic.

My father always called me princess or angel, Carl called me flower. Every year he remembered my birthday, he would call and when I picked up he would say "happy birthday my flower". Then came that summer and the calls stopped, I only heard about him from friends for more than five years. Five years without him and five birthdays without his voice in my ear.

This spring he fell in love with Chloe and she fell in love with him. Something happened to them - I never asked what - and she moved here to be with me. When the fall came I thought about him and counted the days, he called me and I picked up and he said "happy birthday my flower", just like I wished he would.







13 comments:

  1. Thank you for visiting my blog and comment<3
    Your blog is amazing‼

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  2. Oh! Sometimes I wonder, how u manage to bring melancholy and joy all in the span of a few lines. But you do it so well.

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  3. I love that sweet endearing name! Happy b-day!
    xx

    Love,
    -Lauren at adorn la femme
    http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com

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  4. Your words hurt like poison, sometimes, but everything is still too beautiful I want to cry.

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  5. Those photos are so beautiful.
    Happy birthday Avy!
    Love,
    xxx
    Hang

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  6. loved the post avy..the emotions and feeling are so palpable...can feel them sitting at my home in kolkata....

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  7. I'm glad the call made you happy.

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  8. Sometimes all you need is a phone call. Glad he finally made it after all those years of not. Happy Birthday Avy

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  9. It's wonderful how few kind words can completely change your day.

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  10. Fantastic Pictures!!

    Kisses from:

    toxicretro.blogspot.com

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  11. I have a Carl out there somewhere, too. He used to call me darlin'

    xx
    Lulu
    Breakfast After 10

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