She taught me how to make a cup of tea taste just right. A tip of a teaspoon of sugar was what she recommended. “We need to taste the bitterness just enough before you could recognize the sweet. Only when you acknowledge both feelings, you would learn to respect.” She took me gardening every spring and let me gather some wild flowers for her living room. For her, these cast off blossoms which no one wanted were still a beauty, nonetheless.
‘Blossom’ edition is a fragment from a short fiction, titled ‘Mrs. Picklenuts’, written by Rassi Narika who was Tulisan’s resident writer in 2011-2013. This edition encompasses a hand-screened collection of canvas bags, totes, wallets, purses, compartments, pouches, and accessories.