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Ladies Mantle

“Ladies bathed before noon, after their three o'clock naps, and by nightfall were like soft teacakes with frostings of sweat and sweet talcum.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Related to the rose, Ladies Mantle is said to have magical healing properties. She grows close to the ground and surrounds herself with tiny, yellow, star like flowers. It is said that you can find both bravery and fortitude from within, when she is present. She reseeds herself freely and finds a way to flourish in the tiniest spot of soil. She sparkles after a good downpour and last forever in a cut bouquet.

what we ask of the world

“How do we become who we are in the world? We ask the world to teach us. But we have to ask with an open heart, with no idea what the answer will be.”
― Pam Houston, Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country

the dog and i slip out just as the light is fading
he heads off to sniff and do his evening rounds
while i follow the light, spellbound

with no agenda other than where it might take me
i allow the earth to open up my senses
and just like that, i am lost in her beauty