Saturday, September 1, 2012

EVENING GLORY – The Other Side of Now

I've always loved morning glories. The way they greet each new day with all their being, expending their most joyous color early, fading in afternoon's heat, then closing down, passing their lifeblood of light to other buds whose day is tomorrow.

I've marveled at that one continuous parasol petal, a fabric of such gossamer translucence that it must be lit from within.

And then there's that breathtaking color—blue's my favorite, a clearer, truer blue than that of any bloom.

But this evening I stop and appreciate the plant's evening glory. Here, in one
gaze, are both its coming and going, evidence that one's not simply the inverse
of the other.

No, morning glory unfurls radially, like a twirled umbrella, but curls up another way, rolling in and over itself like water down a round hole. It will not open again.

The irony's not lost on this wonderer that, so unlike me, this moment's all about past and future. I'm glad that, come morning, now will once again unfurl.

                                                     Video: Unfurling Glory


jean said...

I enjoyed both the post and that lovely video. Thank you for a beautiful beginning of my day!

Jeffrey Willius said...

Glad you enjoyed it Jean -- you've made my day too! Here's to morning glory...or any time of day ;-)

Jeffrey Willius said...

Dear One Stoned Crow - So sorry! I accidently deleted your comment about how much you love sunflowers. For some odd reason, there's no "undo" option for it :-(
At any rate, thanks for stopping by One Man's Wonder once in a while, my friend!

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