Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Moment's Occupation

Today, at Brooklyn Botanic, two moments: One occupied by the yellow leaves of a Japanese Maple, the other the stamens on a Camellia flower. What I like about gardening and paying attention to plants and the seasons the most is that they are activities where I find myself completely absorbed in the moment. These moments often seem to be made of the stuff of dreams, but they are in fact composed entirely of reality and the substance of life on earth. What looks like daydreaming is exactly the opposite.

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