Megan McGory: Tulips

Text by Megan McGory, Copyright 2022




The future is a blend of what we make of it and anticipation of the unknown.  Each day I make the best of whatever situation the day presents. Having a glass half full attitude (most days) allows my positive attitude to resonate to those around me.

Being adopted has given me a unique perspective on life. I have parents who adopted me as an infant and my biological family who I have never met. My family is who I choose to surround myself with and not limited by the titles of culture, race or sex. In my family, argument and disagreement is an opportunity to experience other perspectives and ideas. In doing so, insight and understanding is gained. Our differences are acceptable without needing to embrace them. There is one limitation, when others try to force their ways and ideas upon us without the ability to see another’s perspective themselves.

Recently I have been thinking of some things that are my simple pleasures. 

  The first cup of coffee…dancing in the kitchen when no one is watching…a dirty martini…the first slice of bread with butter when pulled from the oven…staying up late with my “kids” and marveling at the incredible humans they have become… enjoying a home cooked meal…waking up in the middle of the night next to my lover and climbing on…making pickles (playing with, ha!)…making jam…picking berries from the yard…collecting eggs from the chickens…my chainsaw…landscaping… saying good morning to my family…planting bulbs in the fall.

Something I always wanted was a tattoo of red tulips. They were the first color I grew, hundreds of them… a sensual flower. They remind me of warmer weather, of beauty, life, and enduring perseverance. They sit frozen and almost forgotten yet they continue to bloom and multiply each year. I have tulips on my shoulder as a homage to what they represent. I have a home and family. We are well fed and safe. We have peace. The people of the Ukraine cannot say the same. I see them suffer but they have resilience amid terrible suffering. In them there is a spirit and tenacity that will endure, just like a tulip.


About The Author:

Meg is a tenacious person. She has a lot of interesting life stories and likes to challenge herself by learning and trying new things. She is an excellent cook and baker. She can make and decorate elaborate cakes.  Health and fitness are a part of her lifestyle. She bought and is living in a foreclosure which she is making her own room by room. She is certified to teach pistol because she believes a woman should be comfortable defending herself. She enjoys hiking and is completing a certification in personal training. She is a badass 50 plus year old woman living life to its fullest. 


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