FOOD FOR THOUGHT BLOG | Daffodils, by Tsang Pat

May 24, 2022

FOOD FOR THOUGHT BLOG | Daffodils, by Tsang Pat

Have I ever made your world prettier ?

My dear friends, when your car is waiting at a roundabout, or when you are taking a walk in a park in your neighborhood, have you noticed daffodils are dancing in the breeze, saying hello to you?  If so, Spring has come.  For someone who was raised in the UK, Daffodils may be just something like your neighbours or colleagues who live in your daily life and maybe  too common for you to realize their existence,  or they are something that you have taken for granted.  However, for someone like me who came from one of the most crowded cities in the world, Daffodils are something very rare and extremely  precious to me.  More precisely, the place I came from is just a concrete jungle where fewer flowers or trees are being planted. 

Speaking of flowers, have you ever heard about “perennial” ?  According to Cambridge Dictionary, the word “perennial” means something is “lasting a very long time, or happening repeatedly or all the time”.  I heard this word from a friend. She told me that Daffodils are perennial, in which their bulbs will be grown and blossomed again another year in the same locations.   How amazing!  Imagine that there are thousands of daffodils bulbs sleeping under the surface when the days are dark and cold in Winter, and then the bulbs burst forth and they finally blossom into beautiful golden “fairies” in Spring!!!  

Daffodils are so powerful.   How can I believe that they could make such beautiful scenery without human effort?!  It comforts me when I learn about their power, which they can be reborn again.  I have no doubt  that they will say hi and dance before me when the time comes. I can always count on them as they are loyal and trustworthy.  

My dear friends, what can I do for you?  

Can I do something for you like the way daffodils do for me?  

I wonder if I have ever made your world prettier?  

Therefore, I decided to decorate my garden by planting loads of  daffodils,

and putting two chairs and a table under a parasol. 

I’ll be there waiting for you to visit me.  

Let me get you a cup of my favourite coffee. 

May those “golden fairies” bring you to me despite you are over the Sea;  

May our friendship be “revived” by the power of daffodils 

– her loyalty and trustworthiness to you and me.   

I long for listening to your stories. 

Cheers

Pat

Nina