This from that

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”
― Herman Melville



(the various parts and moments in the life of a tulip bulb / Julie Cook / 2015)

Enter the unassuming white, meaty, brown paper wrapped bulb
Add a little water
Add warmth
Add light
Add Hope
Then add to all of that a little bit of expectancy. . .

Slowly at first, then rapidly picking up speed. . .squiggly spaghetti noodle like roots emerge, sprouting out from underneath. . .
All of this while stiff green shoots reach upward
Yet tucked away, hiding within. . .
the emerging,
the sprouting,
the growing. . .

Hidden away there hides. . .
the mystery,
the color,
the beauty,
the amazing,. . .
the miracle. . .



3 comments on “This from that

  1. Lynda says:

    I believe that this is what God calls us to do for others. We are to nourish and give warmth, light and hope until that mystery that is inside another has the strength to come forth and amaze us all with the beauty of the individual which is a miracle of God. I have had such wonderful people in my life who patiently nourished me until I had the strength to come forth. Thanks for this wonderful reflection. Blessings to you and your family on this Family Day holiday in Ontario.

  2. Hidden away there hides. . .
    the mystery,
    the color,
    the beauty,
    the amazing,. . .
    the miracle. . .
    What a fabulous truth, my friend. And I love ALL of it and you. Hugs, N ❤

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