Blossom XXVII: Life

“You think that it’s not magic that keeps you alive?
Just ‘cause you understand
the mechanics of how something works,
doesn’t make it any less of a miracle.
Which is just another word for magic.
We’re all kept alive by magic, Sookie.
My magic’s just a little different from yours, that’s all.”
Charlaine Harris
“To love. To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used
to the unspeakable violence
and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated
or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, never power.
Above all, to watch.
To try and understand.
To never look away.
And never, never to forget.”
Arundhati Roy
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
“It means much to have loved,
to have been happy,
to have laid my hand on the living Garden,
even for a day.”
Jorge Luis Borges

Asclepias incarnata

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Blossom XXVII: Life

  1. FN

    Our loved ones never die: death is but a portal to the next most beautiful of journeys. To have loved, known love, is to have attained nirvana. To be remembered and spoken well of, is to have attained immortality.

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