“I’m sorry it’s not wrapped,” she said.
Gift from a friend, a small green shoot in terracotta pot, a label suggesting its potential.
Days pass and, inching skyward, the shoot is accompanied by two others, whose dimpled buds gaze up as if following a star.
The present is unwrapping itself…
Apparently Hippeastrum means Knight’s Star Lily.
Makes me think of wise men with a star in their eyes, who followed where it led and saw the future unfold in the gift of a newborn.