The Official Writing Challenge
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This is beautiful, and so sad. Your descriptions are so clear and wonderful that I felt I was there in the woods, overlooking the tranquil bay. I longed for the flowers to survive! - perhaps they will! I believe that sometimes seeds lay dormant for many a year (- what a wonderful parable that is!) Thankyou.
This piece left me with a haughtingly beautiful image, but life is really more like your story.

You have a wonderful gift.
I think the most moving part of this story for me was father's leaving and its connection to the death of those lady slippers. I was left wondering if he might have stayed if they had continued to bloom, if somehow, they would have kept hope alive for him. Well done.