wolfing down the cake
contrasts with her daily mood:
“No, that’s not for me!”
Combining the two challenges of Bluedaisyz Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTRAST
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words CAKE and WOLF
The photo is of my Mum on her 87th birthday, she often says “No” to things, but seemed genuinely delighted with her cake. Perhaps it was because it had a splendid Welsh Dragon on it, the cook at her nursing home handpainted it for her – I cried! Such a wonderfully touching thing for him to do.
Mum has dementia, a cruel and hideous disease, so it is particularly special when we can see that she is really enjoying herself.
And another one:
pushes cake aside
to feed on dreams
The ‘hungry wolf’ refers to the creative driver that lives inside which sometimes just will not let me attend to the everyday mundanities – know what I mean?
Photo prompts for the next 3 weeks – the last three weeks of the year – are RED, MAGIC and JOY
Update: Ronovan’s Review:
Contrast | Wild Daffodil. There are two Haiku, but I’m focusing on the first one. The Wild One might not see this as humor, but the fun I received from it tells me differently. The imagery and the truth of it makes it a sweet Haiku people will smile at when they read. The second Haiku is nice, but not humor and the first is so good and there is so much sentiment in it that it steals the show.
I’m thrilled that Ron picked up on the humour – one of Mum’s strongest and most endearing characteristics.