October 27, 2008
Simple Measures of Success
[wildflowers from Dad's farm, Sept 2005)
I heard a chinese proverb on NPR the other day. Paraphrasing: "if you only have 2 pennies to your name, buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other." I like both the practicality and beauty of that statement. It came just days after I told a friend that my aim in life is to have enough disposable income to be able to treat myself to cut flowers regularly. Having grown up with my uber-green thumbed and talented Ikebana Master (literally, that's her title) Momma, flowers seem missing in my grown-up life. I have lots of pretty plants in my house, but I miss the spot of color and seasonality that cut flowers bring indoors.