Just on the spur of the moment, I said, " Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers." He turned and looked at me with this shocked look on his face. I thought I had said or done something wrong. I really was sorry I had mentioned it.
Then he said, " That is a surprise! Me still thinking I had said something wrong said, " Oh I am sorry, I didn't know it was a surprise. " Then he said, " No, that is a first, he said, you are the first person in all of the years I have been doing surgeries, you are the first person to ever say thank you." Which shamed me because I thought, " Have we as a society got so ungrateful?" He then went on to explain why they send flowers, because with your new eye, the thing your eyes can see the clearest and best are flowers.
Have a lovely Wednesday,
A hundred secret things shall know.
---"A Charm For Spring Flowers,"
Rachel Field, 1957