pip's words and pictures this week is called Fragrant. i read it earlier in the week, and then it slipped my mind, until something happened yesterday.
see i work in health and as part of my job, i see clients in their homes. sometimes, although not very often, clients like to express their appreciation for the work i do by giving me a little gift - mostly chocolates etc. twice this week, i saw this one client in her home. the second time was yesterday. she was very appreciative of what i am doing for her, and so as i was leaving she stopped me, and turned and went into another room. when she came back, she was holding a bottle of perfume, which she then generously and liberally sprayed on me. i'm not sure what the perfume was, but it was quite strong, and not really the sort of fragrance i would usually wear. i thanked her and headed off.
it was an unusual event. and as i headed back to the office with the fragrance wafting in my wake, i was contemplating its significance. a thought occurred - was it simply an expression of gratitude? or was it a reflection on her opinion of my personal hygiene?
i choose to believe it was about gratitude...