[attending to] fuchsia ...

'The beauty of this world only emerges through affection, attention, interest and compassion ... open your eyes wide and actually see this world by attending to its colours, details and irony...'

[Orhan Pamuk, My Name Is Red]

1 x 1 x 1 = 2014 

Day 134:  14.5.14


shadow play ... [the performance]

'The present moment is filled with joy and happiness, 
if you are attentive you will see it...'

[Thich Nhat Hanh]

Today I made time to delight in the play of light and shadow on a solitary, dying leaf of a cassia.  This leaf, having now surrendered its luscious green to golden brown, had caught a  beam of sunlight that fell brilliantly upon it - and decorated its form with a myriad of patterns, silently spinning as a delicate breeze blew... a death dance perhaps. One last chance to shine before accepting one's fate to lie with the earth.  Shadows overlaid the surface patterning of the leaf, like a raak.  The leaf spinning like a dervish... 

I quietly looked on, a grateful witness to this tiny glowing form and its unexpectedly beautiful performance... 

1 x 1 x 1 = 2014