On Persistence and Chance

Every year, a new species of plant pops up in the corner of my backyard. This year, unexpectedly, it was purple dead-nettle (also known as purple archangel). I had never seen this plant in my backyard before, and I’ve been wondering where it came from. How so much of what we see in this world is up to chance, and yet, nature persists. The green-purple plant with its pink lobed flowers is beautiful–and my cat loves it, too!

Published by Robert Julius

Robert Julius is a queer writer from Pittsburgh, PA. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Currently, he lives in Columbus, OH with his partner, Daniel.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: