Until It Flowers Again…

“My Mother’s Garden.” Photo by Suzette R.

The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don’t flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing;
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely

until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing […]

Galway Kinnell, from “Saint Francis and the Sow”


About the image: The delicate flower in this #WordlessWednesday post was photographed by my Love Notes friend, Suzette R. The flower is from her late mother’s garden–an intimate glimpse of a beautiful soul.

14 thoughts on “Until It Flowers Again…

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    I stopped at the bloom, sat for awhile taking it in. The textures, the soft calm. Zoomed in to see the stamp mark.
    Next, I followed the path of those soothing words. Flowers again from within… self-blessing.
    Power in that. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing these with us, Chandra. Suzette is always a delight for the soul. As are you, my friend 🙂

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