Way back in a forgotten corner of my yard I spotted
an undeniable brilliance of color. It drew me in and I
had to walk over to inspect it.
I had almost forgotten about an epiphyllum I
planted in a wire basket.
Neglected it survived only on rain water.
From the withered, dried, untended bloomed sprang a glorious beauty.
Although it is a hybrid of cactus species which does not require much water,
I wondered whether more tending would result in more blossoms.
This bust of color called out to the part of myself
left untended in the corners of my being. There is a life force within that lies dormant
ready to blossom with beauty that cannot be underestimated. We cannot give up
or take for granted that this is all there is. We don't have to try so hard. We can just let it be,
allow the inherent potential within to bloom and glow for all to see.
acrylic, testure, oil pastel
On the first of the month I join Kat Eye Studio for Photo-Heart Connection where we select a photo taken in the previous month and give words to the why the photo touched our heart.