Upon Closer Examination
I know very little. I think I am so clever, but actually most of the time I’m just fooling myself.
There is an undeniably mysterious thread that weaves its way through life. Unless I am willing to recognize and accept this mystery, I am in denial.
Case in point: this amaryllis blossom. At first glance it is a showy assemblage of petals, pistils and filaments, all in the peak of their cycle. Upon closer examination, it’s a complete mystery.
Recently, I find more comfort dwelling in the mysterious. I want to discover something new, to see something that I have not seen before. I want to look at form and shadow as leading players not just supporting characters. I want to pierce the membrane of certainty, looking beyond what is, beyond the material to the transcendent.
That is where I find comfort.
So sit back and enjoy this mystery with me…
And be astonished.
Live in color,
Postscript, A special thank you to Mary for my Christmas present, this amaryllis, which I received early December. The directions promised a blooming amaryllis by Christmas. Christmas came and went and nothing. I checked in with the bulb everyday asking what it needed, but no response. Early February I was thinking it was time to pitch the dud bulb. Then one gray day a sprout appeared. Two weeks later, the plant is in full bloom.
The moral of the story, patience has its rewards.
2/16/2022 07:35:52 am
Hello, I am Subhasish and I have been a fan of your work since quite some time. I really loved your intimate approach to the Amaryllis flower and the photos speak a thousand words on its beauty and simplicity. Beautiful images as always.
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