A Story About Flowers, Joy And Life

October 8, 2014 0


I love beautiful flowers. I love how they brighten up a space and make me smile. I buy them even though I know they are meant to wilt and go. In that point they remind me of life. They come, they bring joy and they go. But flowers will always remind me of one more thing: of the #2flowergirls

I have joined their bloomy and joyful blog series a few times and today I am sad to be joining it for the last time as one of the two flowers has left us for good. But remembering the moment when a ‘flower’ leaves us seems not to be the right thing to me. I remember the flower in its full bloom, thriving with life, enchanting the beholder, making people smile. Making people happy. I remember the beauty, goodness and happiness they bring. It is exactly that way how I will remember her: smiling, friendly and surrounded by her beloved flowers. You will be missed! These flowers are for you, Inga!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

You Might Also Like


  • Reply mel October 8, 2014 at 09:23

    What an absolutely beautiful tribute Igor! Mel x

  • Reply Judith October 8, 2014 at 09:23

    Gorgeous dahlias, Igor! A happy coincidence that we both choose the same flowers to remember Inga. And a very happy Atelier Stella vase <3 Her coiffure makes me smile!

  • Reply Constanze W. October 8, 2014 at 09:39

    Wunderschön, lieber Igor – die Blumen und deine Worte!

  • Reply phyllis nobles October 8, 2014 at 10:14

    dahlias! they’re beautiful! my friend who lives in chicago has them growing like crazy in the back garden – planted and watered by her mother. the first word i saw in your story today was “remind.” i’m feeling somehow that early fall must be the time for memory x

  • Reply Yvonne October 8, 2014 at 10:15

    That is so sad, but the flowers and words are beautiful! Lovely tribute. xx

  • Reply Igor Josifovic October 8, 2014 at 11:08

    Thank you all my friends. I was deeply touched by this loss and it reminded me that we all must cherish our lives and be happy for every moment we are here – Inga was like that. And I will always think of flowers when I think of her.

  • Reply holly {Avenue Lifestyle} October 8, 2014 at 11:44

    Oh, Igor. Beautifully written and expressed. Inga was appointed my ‘buddy’ at Holly Becker’s decor8 workshop in Hannover 2 years go and she was the sweetest, most gentle person. I really enjoyed her company and was shocked to find about about her illness and then, her parting last week. I can’t believe she is gone, but wherever she is, she will be smiling down at the beautiful words and images you posted on your blog today. Holly x

  • Reply amy @apidaecandles.de October 8, 2014 at 12:54

    I’m so sad to read this. I loved seeing Inga’s flowers pop up on my screen. They brightened my day. Beautiful words Igor.

  • Reply Catherine October 8, 2014 at 13:11

    Beautiful words, lovely pictures and gorgeous flowers..! Sorry for your loss. X

  • Reply tina @ colourliving October 8, 2014 at 13:53

    I never knew Inga. I’m so sorry for your loss and wish her family a long life (it’s a jewish traditional saying).
    A fitting tribute lovely Igor!

  • Reply Elodie (madame love) October 8, 2014 at 14:49

    Oh Igor, this is so beautiful, and I love that you chose an atelier Stella vase, as she loved them. It is so Inga.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic October 8, 2014 at 15:26

      Thank you Elodie – it means a lot! Thank you for taking the courage and strength to do this series today. Flowers for Inga! She deserves all of them!

    • Reply Elodie (madame love) October 9, 2014 at 08:36

      You are so right. Thank you my friend!

  • Reply Åpent hus October 8, 2014 at 17:07

    I just discovered your lovely blog. love it.
    you are hereby in my blogroll 🙂
    best wishes

    Open^house, Norway

  • Reply kleine Schwester October 8, 2014 at 17:28

    Ich habe gerade davon erfahren, und bin so sprachlos und erschüttert. Sie war so eine toller Mensch, unsere Inga. Ich habe sie nie persönlich getroffen, doch mit ihr viele Briefe hin und hergeschrieben. Wir wollten uns immer mal im Allgäu auf einen Spaziergang treffen. Du hast genau die richtigen Blumen ausgesucht, Igor ! Wunderschön…

  • Reply Liss October 8, 2014 at 18:26

    You make me stop my day for a second and appreciate the roses in my tiny garden. Today I see them more beautiful than ever.

    Have a Happy day

  • Reply Beauty Follower October 8, 2014 at 19:15

    Ετσι ακριβώς… πάντα φου φτιαχνουν την διαθεση τα λουλούδια στο σπίτι.
    Τωρα που εχει αρχίσει να πέφτει η ζέστη στην Αθήνα, θα στολίσω συντομα το σαλονάκι μου 🙂

  • Reply Maike Karen October 9, 2014 at 07:31

    wundervolle Bilder und gut getroffene Worte!
    Maike Karen

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt October 9, 2014 at 08:51

    What a thoughtful and beautiful tribute, Igor. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Reply nic [luzia pimpinella] October 9, 2014 at 10:48

    ♥ | nic

  • Reply Julia / junifaden October 10, 2014 at 19:14

    beautiful <3

  • Leave a Reply to Igor Josifovic Cancel Reply