in the wild

looking at tonight’s flower and reflecting. there are so many plants and creatures that have what we usually describe as weakness. yet weak or not they do survive. orchids with tiny seeds that ride the wind to find a tree branch to grow. and take years to develop into a mature plant. only one seed out of hundreds completes this journey. or plants like this one when crowded by surrounding plants is likely to be the one crowded out. then again the spring ephemerals the wild flowers that grow in the woods have found their place. they grow and bloom in the time between winter and the time the summer canopy of tree leaves claim the sun. so perhaps there is a place for this flower. here in my garden. and just perhaps our understanding of strength and weakness is confused. patience is strong. searching is strong. determination is strong. finding one’s place and surviving is strong…


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