People from a Planet Without Flowers

Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528)


People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

Iris Murdoch,  A Fairly Honourable Defeat


“Mad with joy” is a condition of childhood and rare. It’s  foolish to hope for, even one more time.

But attentively presiding over the accumulation of cells in a cup of dirt– sensing seeds grow fat & moist and shift & sprout–we’re stirred by potential.  And the power to scatter jewels around like a sorceress is exhilarating–and limitless.


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