Sunday, January 25, 2009

Winter Blooms before the Pruning

So the feeling comes afterward
it wakes in the silence of the same room
the words that come to it after the long comma
existed all that time wandering in space...  from "Once in Spring," by W.S.Merwin

In the first place I would like to mention some preparations that were required of me.  The first preparation is a right attitude toward life.  This means... stop being an escapist!  Stop being a surface-liver who stays right in the froth of the surface... Be willing to face life squarely and get down beneath the surface of life where the verities and realities are to be found.   from "Steps Toward Inner Peace," by Peace Pilgrim

I put the roses in the small vase late yesterday afternoon.  Even the foliage was fragrant.  I clipped the stems, and as I arranged the buds and blooms loosely in the wide-mouthed, little fat red vase, one bloom released all of its delicate pink petals; some stuck to my fingers, others floated into the sink.  



laughingwolf said...

that glass bowl elicits thoughts of ripe berries :D

Annie said...

The sunlight shining through the red vase is so unexpected. This picture could have been taken in spring or summer but you have found a way to bring brightness to you January with winter roses.

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