Poppies and Gravestones: Memories Embodied in a Little Red Flower

Serre Road Cemetery №2

For me, the moment of spring’s rebirth comes about with the explosive blossoms of poppy flowers. Tulips and daffodils may bloom first, but there is often still snow on the ground, making the world outside feel cold and dead. It is not until after these bulb flowers have come and gone that I finally feel spring’s rejuvenating presence as my family home is ablaze with fiery red…