Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Music of the earth . . .

by Kim


"Flowers are the music of the ground
from earth's lips spoken without sound."
- Edwin Curran

A seed is planted, it sprouts, and a plant is born.

It continues to grow with the nurturing help of the sun and water and the nutrients in the soil. Stems will rise above leaves and the roots will reach further into the soil.  And as it continues to grow, a tiny bud will begin to form. The bud will continue growing until it matures enough to start opening. And as it begins the process of opening, petal by petal, its personality will finally be revealed. But at some point, it will lose its luster and the petals will fall.

A flower is born, a flower dies.

We, are like flowers. Each one of us a different color, shape and size. Some are playful, or mysterious, and while some are bold, others tend to be soft, like a whisper. We are all beautiful in our own right, but unfortunately some will go unnoticed altogether.

We, are like flowers. Except that we don't judge flowers. We accept them just the way they are, flaws and all. Although we don't call them flaws, we call it character.

We too, are like the flowers . . . we too are the music of the earth.

And each one of us holds the same importance in regards to making that beautiful music. We need to be careful though, that we don't make the same mistake as Pythagoras by discarding the fifth hammer. Because it is almost always the ones we least expect that are responsible for the harmony. They are the secret to the entire sound of the music precisely because they aren't perfect.

A seed is planted, it spouts, and a plant is born. With a few essentials, we all have the possibility of blooming, and we should remember that it takes all of us to make harmony possible.

Here's to a musical day,

Kim xo





12 comments:

Jeanne said...

Beautiful post kim! and wow, these flowers are all gorgeous!

Susan said...

Beautiful post, Kim! Its a great reminder of how tender yet strong our roots must be in order to grow like the flowers. All different in our own way, yet each one of us is beautiful and all wanting the same natural elements in life to survive! Gorgeous collage of flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy H. said...

Kim, this is a beautiful post and one that gives me much to think about. It sure stops the comparison bug that I have. I needed to be reminded that I have inner strength and I can shine just as I am! Thank you!

Dotti said...

I love the analogies here! It's so true. We're each a creation in our own right and as such, we should be the best version of that creation on any given day. Some days we may have some thorns. Okay, most days. But we still have a purpose and a uniqueness that we should celebrate each day. And I love the idea of flowers in harmony and people in harmony. If only ...

Love the flower mosaic, too! It sure perked up my totally dismal, dreary, rainy morning. But that's okay! The rain makes the flowers grow.

kelly said...

gosh kim this is a symphony of color! what a way to start a rainy Tuesday!! xoxo

Michelle B said...

So many beautiful flowers! Lovely post... I agree, we are all beautiful in our own unique way.

Roxi Hardegree said...

Amen and amen!

Judy Goddard said...

"Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits, believes in God."
and
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast." So do flowers!

Thanx for sharing your lovely montage with us!

Judy Goddard said...

Oops! " Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits TO SEE, believes in God." 80)

Scrappy quilter said...

Such a wonderful montage. So enjoyed it.

Liz said...

Wonderful thoughts Kim and a gorgeous grid of flowers & colour!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous! The words, the images, all of it blessed my heart, dear Kim. Thank you so much, sweet friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs and blessings to you!

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