"Ahem". She stood up, brushing the dirt and crushed daffodils off her blue jeans and new lavender v-neck top.
"Sorry about the mess, but I just fell back onto the face of the earth." She paused a moment, eyes widening in amazement, with a touch of fear. Of their own accord, her feet took a step back.
"I didn't realize there were so many," she whispered in awe. "Beautiful."
Scattered all around her were dewy, yellow petals. Words were inscribed on them, translucent, softly shimmering.
She reached for the first petal and started reading. Although she knew that it would take a while to catch up, she missed her friends' words. Funny, insightful, and poignant thoughts lifted her spirits. She smiled, then reached for another.
She knew that she also had words to share. Spending time in the dark void of outer space was the perfect place for thinking thoughts that took time to brew and steep. The experience was layered in emotion, eye-opening. Bitter notes here, some sadness there, but ending in a resulting sweetness with the vision of a fuller love and life.
"Soon," she promised herself quietly. "Soon."