Rick Daddario’s September 7 challenge for his “30 Days of Haiga” is to create a haiga based on “grandmother memories.” I never had a chance to know my paternal grandmother, who died of complications from appendicitis when she was only 30, leaving two small boys–my father and uncle–as well as her husband to cope with life; however, I decided to use this beautiful picture of her to create a haiga.
When I started really looking at the picture, I noticed a fleur-de-lis–a symbol of royalty and eternal life–on the pedestal she’s resting on. It seemed an appropriate jumping off point for the haiku I paired with Minnie’s picture (click to enlarge) . . .