The same flowers as last year are blooming
at the same place in my tiny garden.
I thought they had died.
So I was delighted when I saw them open their petals and blossom.
It was invisible, but surely there was "life" under the ground.
The flowers are living in "this moment" brightly
in the warm sunshine,
swaying in the soft breeze.
I had a chance to read an article by the tree doctor, Konami Tsukamoto,
with which I was greatly impressed.
She has poured her love out towards trees and flowers.
She says in the article that she once felt that a tree needing care said to her that
it didn't want any medical treatment, but wanted to be a part of a natural cycle.
Then she thought it was arrogance to cure the tree.
After that she sincerely went to the tree (dozens of times)
and listened humbly to what she could do for it.
Now the tree bears an abundance of flowers every year in Ashikaga Flower Park.
This Wisteria photo is from Ashikaga Flower Park in Japan.
You can read Wisteria Story and see more photos here.
Opening our minds and pouring love,
humbly facing it and speaking to it.
It may require a lot of efforts and pain,
but it also teaches us a lot of things
Eventually we recieve ultimate bliss as its response.
This may be said for any occasion in our lives, I think:)