I have chosen the word sunflower.
Sunflowers always make me think of my sister as they are one of her favourite flowers. A few years ago, when I was giddy with enthusiasm, learning to draw and paint, I offered to paint sunflowers for her home.
I painted a large canvas with 3 sunflowers and although I knew it was far from a masterpiece, I was pretty happy with the result, considering my basic skills. My sister may have just wanted to protect my feelings by saying she liked it.
These days when I am in her home, I cringe whenever I look at the painting.
Still, sunflowers are beautiful and bright, they remind me of summer and of my sister.