a christmassy bouquet

Dearest ______,

As you may gather from my past letters to you, I truly believe that anything is better with flowers around. On Christmas Eve the other day, I decided to go down the flower markets along Thompson Road again to get something nice for our humble Christmas dinner table at home.

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Pale- looking pots of Poinsettia didn’t exactly spell “jolly ol’ time of the year” for me, when I initially planned on getting one or two of those. I scrapped the idea and decided on doing one of my random bouquet arrangements instead.

The minute I walk through rows upon rows of freshly- cut flowers inside those freezing container rooms, I always feel utterly relaxed. It might be the heart rate dropping with the cold, or, it could simply be the sight of these babies:

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I was looking for something that felt Christmassy enough, but was still a bit subdued to match the apartment’s very spartan furnishings.

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I ended up buying these bunches of red tiny balls and some relative of the pine tree that also had yellow-green balls on them. I then decided to add a simpler base to hold those together, getting some leaves of the greenest hue.

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Now the dining table really smells like winter pine. And Christmas.

The happiest of Christmases, wherever you are.

Love,

Karlita

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