to look at a flower

“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment”. – Georgia O’Keeffe (American artist. 1887 –1986)

Gardening can be an all-consuming pastime but within the garden we can be devoured by love and awe too.  To look at the simple beauty or intricate majesty of a flower is to loose oneself to the moment of it – To be at one and nothing in a single move. There is no need to pluck or look for a vase, look at it on the plant, how it sings from its natural place, how at home it is in its environment – radiant and resonant. Yeah, looking at a flower is a sure-fire way of forgetting the travails of the world or the troubles of yourself.

Rare is the answer just look – but wait, just look.

“There is nothing you can see that is not a flower” – Matsuo Bashō (Japanese poet. 1644-1694)

About The Holistic Gardener

author of wellness books, columnist, keynote speaker.
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