I Wanted Purple Flowers
When we moved to our house in New Jersey nine years ago I was very sad to leave New York. But come spring, I couldn’t wait to see what color flowers the trees in our yard would have.
And then one by one, each tree bloomed white.
But I really wanted purple flowers.
On a trip to Home Depot, I bought a little tree, because it had a tag on it that said “plum tree.” I thought a “plum tree” would have purple flowers, and $12.98 seemed like a bargain for purple flowers.
A few years later it bloomed…with white flowers.
I didn’t know that a plum tree could have white flowers.
But a month or so later, I was walking home when I saw little green olives all over my tree. I wondered what they were. And as the weeks went by, I found out–I had a red plum tree!
I believe in the magic of this world.