The mental health benefits a single flower can pass to a person puts me at awe. The life, beauty and uniqueness of each stem and blossom fills me with admiration. I want to study the curvatures and movement of the petals while the color and variance keeps my eyes wandering. It builds my curiosity as I try to understand how so much beauty can be captured in such a magnificent structure. My hand clutches the blossom to absorb the wonderment I can’t take my eyes off. Before I dip my head in to smell the flower, I am caught off guard by the silky and thick petal that I stroke through my hands. I remember in that moment the soul of the organism. It reminds me of the life that spans across our earth and the life inside of me. Throughout history flowers have played an important role in human connection and as I feel the texture of the flower petals, I begin to understand the joy it brings to people. The beauty contained within this short living bouquet is a token of ourselves, each other and the world we live in.
Thankful for each bouquet that lives in my home. The little things.