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!
Outside my window, the snow is falling in that slow, beautiful way. Miracles aren’t always a shout—often, they’re a whisper.
Soon, I’m launching “Observations,” a mini-blog series on my website in which I aim to write about one beautiful thing that I’ve seen in my day. My hope is that these will eventually lead to poems or stories, but if they only end up being slivers of memory, I’m happy with that.
Check back soon.