The Sunflower (genus Helianthus) a flower found in the
backyard vegetable garden triggered a panic attack for me.
While browsing racks of women’s tops in one of the mall’s
popular clothing stores I came across a navy-blue tunic
adorned with sunflowers.
Suddenly I was overcome with fear and sudden desire to
flee the store leaving behind the shopping cart.
I pondered the sequence of events and soon made a near
The blouse on the clothing rack bore a strong resemblance
to the one I found hanging on my adult child’s bedroom
door (unworn with tags on) when I was cleaning out her
apartment following her departure to Heaven.
Thus began an avoidance of any and all sunflower items.
Time heals and this year I chose to participate with other
players in the seasonal summer quest on the Fairyland app
I created 12 years plus 10 months ago in memory of my
beautiful daughter a.k.a. Tuffi McGuffi.