I'm going to try something different in my blog today. I went to Creative Commons and picked a random photo. Then I wrote a short piece based on that photo. Today's "Random Photo Story" is fictional:
by Terry Stevens
Growing up, our yard was always full of dandelions. Dad cursed them, but I thought they were pretty.
I’d always run out in the yard and gather a big yellow bunch of them and give them to Momma. Even though they were weeds, she always told me how lovely they were. She’d put them in a small vase with a bit of water, and set them on a windowsill.
I learned a lot of things from her, not the least of which was how to appreciate beauty in all of God’s creations; even the ones that other folks may not call beautiful.
Laying here on the grass between mom and dad’s graves, I’m at eye level with a dandelion. Next time I visit, I’m gonna bring a small vase with a bit of water.
Mom would like that. Dad will appreciate me getting “that damn yellow bugger” off of his grass.