TODAY'S PHOTO -
a maranta - prayer plant, whose leaves are almost
closed for the night.
One night last week, after I was in bed, I thought
of our maranta/prayer plant out on our enclosed
patio, and remembered that it needed water. Too
tired to get out of bed and tend to it, I let it
go 'til morning. As I watered it I recalled mentioning,
a few months ago, this plant that has been in our
lives for so long - well over 30 years.
Our prayer plant survives with little maintenance
and, at times, total neglect. It has almost died
off several times and I was certain several months
ago that it was going to be gone. Then some tiny
new leaves started appearing and hanging on. If
you look closely at the baby
leaves shot, you can see them in the lower left.
The leaves started growing. I'm not sure whether
it was the smaller ones growing larger or other
leaves shooting up around them. During the day,
the plants leaves look like those in the daytime
photo and at night the maranta
closes up, thus the common name of prayer plant.
From certain angles the leaves are totally closed
and touching each other.
I chose the particular view above as the main
featured one today because I love the rhythm of the
leaves, the playfulness and almost dancing quality,
as well as the invitation from the about-to-unfurl
(An aside - I checked the maranta on google and
found that it loves high humidity which explains why
it's now starting to thrive. It is in a very humid
SELF-REFLECTING QUERIES -
How many things or people in your life have you been
taking for granted? Are there some who are still there
whom you may even have forgotten, including the pleasures
that they once gave you?
As I was thinking about this yesterday, I did acknowledge
Sam for several of the things I so take for granted
and expect from him. Are there people in your life
whom you can acknowledge today or this week?
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