Glad for gladiolus

powerful medicine

Heard on NPR’s All Things Considered today:

“I cry most days. I laugh every day. And I try to find beauty every day. My home was damaged. My yard’s just toast. But I have gladiolus coming up, that I planted this spring, and they’re beautiful, and I’m very thankful for that.”

Ashley Micklethwaite, Joplin school board president, in a story about building makeshift schools in Joplin, Missouri, after a tornado in May killed 160 people and destroyed half the district’s classroom space


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Paysha Rhone is a wife, mother, former-journalist-turned-PR-maven and bad mamajama killing plants in the Victorian splendor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
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