Lessons from a tulip.

September 26, 2012 § 1 Comment

I could learn a lot from my favorite flower.

You see, tulips follow the light.

I see them leaning, seeking, reaching—almost tipping out of their vase in sheer desperation for any rays they can find.

No matter which direction they may start out facing, they turn to find it—that which gives them life.

And I can’t say that I do the same as often as I should.  Most of the time, you will find me resigned to my circumstances and, on a particularly bad day, hiding under the covers grasping for darkness.

I bury.

But what if in those moments, when my sky seems gray and all is still, I curve my neck and float my gaze towards the light?

What if I stretch to find it?

What if I resist my need to run into the shadows and instead strain to see what is bright, that which gives me life and warmth and comfort?

What if I nearly fall over, standing on my tiptoes and reaching higher until my fingerstips feet tingly as radiance pours into my very core?

What if?

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