Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bird of Paradise

A bird-of-paradise is blooming in my solarium. Apparently "birds" come in different sizes. The leaves on my plant are 4 feet tall, so it's one of the largest houseplants i have. I give it that much space 11 months of the year for the reward of the exotic orange-and-indigo flowers.

I give meditation a lot of space in my life, because i know that it flowers into insight and wisdom. A 4-week retreat (in February) does take a lot of space in my life, and that can exasperate the person i live with. "It's like you don't even live here," he says.

But i give him lots of space, and later he admits that he does like running the house his way. And he does like the loving bloom i come home with.

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