An example of how my world is larger because of blogging: I’ve been watching this flower grow against the foundation of my neighbor’s house, and I can’t help but imagine it sketched by The Crazy Bag Lady over at Bulan Lifestyle.
The Crazy Bag Lady’s posts are filled with her delights and inspirations and many beautiful sketches. She will sketch anything that catches her fancy, but my favourites are the micro views of plants and flowers.
Some people are naturally inclined to see connections in life. It can be an irresistible game to play – a perpetual mind puzzle – to absorb as much as possible and then to link pieces together and look for patterns. My Tara has been doing it since the toddler days, and at first I thought it was an unlikely skill to have learned from such a young age. But the more I think about it, the more I think that appreciating connections isn’t learned but intrinsic to our character. It will blossom when embraced. Some people (myself included) delightedly blurt out connections we discover, even while people nearby aren’t playing the game. 🙂
This flower embodies the qualities I notice in The Crazy Bag Lady’s sketches: haphazard petals, white like the pages of her moleskine notebook, bending stems, delicate and proud stamens in an orange circle like a sunburst. The longer I live, the more intricately my web of connections is spun, now linking me to this flower (and soon only the memory of it), and a lovely lady far away, who expresses her joy in life through her art.
9 thoughts on “Connections”
pretty flower! x
I was hoping you would like it 🙂
so pretty. What is it called?
I don’t know what it’s called. I’ll have to look it up.
I think it might be a Japanese anemone…
Oh, yes, you are right, Sarah! Thank you for saving me from the research work. Thank you also for reading my blog.
You’re welcome. 🙂
Well you know me well enough by now to know that I just love those shadows. And what a great connection! I enjoyed perusing the Crazy Bag Lady’s blog!
The shadows are so great with this Japanese anemone. I’m glad you noticed. Also glad you went on over to check out the sketches.