I was walking to an appointment in my beautiful city of San Francisco last week and I almost tripped over myself in a very public place. To my left was the most gorgeous flower….one of my all-time favorites: the hydrangea. I was so taken aback that I started snapping picture after picture. It was perplexing to me that so many people could walk by this amazing display of God’s artwork and not, at the very least, pause to admire its natural beauty and purple glow. As I was happily distracted, one man walked up to me and looking rather confused said, “What are you taking pictures of?” Really, I thought? I wanted to ask if this was a rhetorical question, but I bit my tongue, thankfully. The interesting thing was….once I showed him what was blazingly obvious to my eyes…he became transfixed by this flower. He then turned to me and said a heartfelt “thank you”.
I usually try to limit my conversations to mostly art related topics….but a flower IS art, isn’t it? It is almost 4 a.m. in SF and I could not stop looking at this picture. I just sent it to someone that I love….and I just had to share it with you….not because it is a fantastic picture….but because the hydrangea is complex and beautiful and magical…..and we all need a little beauty and magic in our lives every once in awhile, right?
Good morning and happy Saturday…..
Until we meet again,
k i m b y