"What's that purple stuff over there?"
He followed my gaze and responded, "That would be flowers."
"Wh--flowers? Fuhlllooowweerszzz??" my mouth struggling to form the word. "What is this alien tongue you speak??"
After the zoo, headed home, we walked on the other side and got a closer look.
And gosh darn, he was right! They WERE flowers! I dared not believe my eyes. It had been so long since I'd seen such a thing, the thought that it could actually be a living, growing thing meant to beautify the earth did not even enter my mind. Absurd!
We had a good laugh at my completely sincere and earnest question at the beginning, and slowly slowly I am getting used to seeing more strange stuff poking up here and there.