"I love your shop. You have created a piece of paradise. The forms, the interior and of course the flowers... Amazing taste. The whole room is traversed by your warmth. Coming here is a real treat. "
How did she react?
I could feel she was touched. She sighed. "Thank you!", opened her arms and we hugged.
How did I feel?
I remember that day vividly. I was on my way to meet a friend from school when I passed the flower shop. Only a few weeks earlier one of our former classmates had passed away and we were going to visit his grave. Anna had known him, too. When I entered her shop and told her about our plan she gave me the rose I wanted to bring for free. The circumstances created a strange connection between us. I felt very close to her even though I'd never known her well and it had been years since I last saw her. Death brings people together. I hadn't experienced that before. It was hard, the whole day was hard. Meeting Anna, standing in her shop, smelling the flowers and feeling her warm eyes rest on me soothed me.
Her softness and her loving way were moving again when I saw her yesterday. I was going to the cemetery and afresh she was- there. She is a person to be grateful for. Some time has passed since last year. I still miss my friend yet I am less shocked. I had more space for appreciating her shop. Looking around I realized how carefully she chooses the plants. She arranges them in the most aesthetic way. Her visual sense is amazing, both in terms of floristics and interior design.
Her receiving the compliment made me happy. When I left I felt everything at once: Moved, happy, filled with affection, sad and glad there is Anna and her shop.
Last but not least:
A student's joy, the Kebab. Cheap and filling. The one and only Potsdam Kebab is XXL. It's family run. They serve the classics at classic hours. Stop by for a midnight Döner and check out their amazing curry sauce!