could be as soothing to the mind and heart
as deep meditation and
almost as good for the soul as prayer.
“Life is colorful; be like a rainbow, use every color!
Don’t get stuck in one color…
Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colors be your colors!”
– M.M Ildan
The month ahead continues to darkening around us.
Approaching the first day of winter.
The sun moves low on the horizon.
A golden surprise in the damp understory.
calming, peaceful, fragrant, friendly
among the many virtues you may find
as you gaze upon this royal crown
sending all its strength
to make the sweetest fruit.
Two sisters, shadows cast in the sand.
Lives and hearts entwined.
Daily words and photos, lessen the distance.
Twins, separated by a few short years.
Which one am I?
Also known as Pot Marigold.
In the Victorian Language of Herbs and Flowers, Calendula represents:
affections, joy, grief, remembrance and health.
Symbolic of our shining sun star.
Now take my hand and follow me
Let’s look as far as we can see.
Way up here we are so free
Just like the feather and the bee.
A reminder of home,
like a memory about to open.
The faint scent, petals littering the old steps.
Still frames of growing up, together,
soft blossoms behind our ears.
Are you a messenger
In those lemon dresses
against the fence.
With all your friends
in a thousand hues.
Love notes sent
along the rainbow bridge between.
Pink tear drops. Little cups of wax. The kids see pink pig snouts. Leaves fluttering like silver coins; applause for the warm spring wind. Bark like softened leather.