Third grade…….tissue paper carnations. I can do this. I can help. An island of calm amidst my shattering life. Shattered and uneasy. Always uneasy.
But today I make tissue paper carnations. All the children gathered closely around the work table. Laughter and talking, loud and joyous.
But I am quiet; concentrating on my flowers, happy to be in this place. Safe.
For several hours there will be no changes, only this thing I can do; tissue paper carnations.