This delicately curled flower reminded me of the one Thumbelina came from. Although the fairytale talks about a tulip, there was something so pure and magical about this bud; it felt like the perfect title for this image.
“This is such a pretty flower,” said the woman. She kissed its lovely red and yellow petals, and just as she kissed it the flower gave a loud pop! and flew open. It was a tulip, right enough, but on the green cushion in the middle of it sat a tiny girl. She was dainty and fair to see, but she was no taller than your thumb. So she was called Thumbelina.
~From ‘Tommelise’ (Thumbelina) by Hans Christian Andersen