Behenji had a few revelations after reading The Flowers:
1. There is so much out there waiting for Behenji and others to read and explore.
2. Alice Walker is a brilliant writer and is underrated (despite the fame of The Color Purple!)
3. The flowers is one of the best short stories Behenji has come across.
In a few small paragraphs, Walker is able to capture that precise moment when childhood innocence ends. Layered between simple prose are slices of history, symbolism and angst. Behenji would give up her Barsaati to write like that!
So how does the story end? In one swift sentence: And the summer was over.