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Y is for Yellow by India Arie

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Daffodils, sunflowers, and yellow roses were planted in Yesenia’s yard.

Yellow was her calming color.

She lived in turmoil inside her head. When the medicines didn’t work a bouquet of yellow flowers calmed her.

They calmed her, because yellow was connected to the memory of her mother. She loved her mama. Her mother gave her lemon drops on bad days and lemonade on hot summer days.

When she laid in her mother’s bed it smelled lemony fresh.

Her mama was gone now, but she still had yellow.


  Cecilia wrote @

how lovely. It is good to have something to ground our reality.

  sjp wrote @

Moving and lovely 🙂

  bizarrejc wrote @

Thank you.

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