Often, when we are feeling down, when life is getting too much, all we see is the negative of what life is throwing at us.
Perhaps someone is not contacting us, and we feel alone an neglected.
Perhaps the chocolate cake has not risen enough in the oven, and has sunk in the middle.
Perhaps there is not a patch of blue sky to be seen, just cloud hanging over us.
Perhaps what we had hoped and expected to happen, has not.
The more we sit waiting for things to improve, the worse life becomes.
For years, the window ledge of the front windows of the flat, overlooking the busy road which used to flood (see pictures Floods in Kingston upon Thames) so much here near Norbiton Hall, there have been plants in a various assortments of plant pots.
An Amaryllis, with it’s large bell-like flowers lasting for a couple of days, leaving for the rest of the year, long green leaves.
An Aloe Vera plant that gets more and more like a Triffid.
A strange long stemmed plant with little tufts of leaves at the top of the stem. See article on Adenium obesum var. multiflorum. Tomorrow.
And then there are the cactus plants, that are so slow in growing, even a kettle boils quicker, and they do nothing.
It is that one moment, blink and you miss it, that the cactus blooms, and yesterday it was such a moment.
A delicate yellow bloom, with petals so thin they were like rice paper, as if you could see through them. I dare not touch them.
How often do we miss that one moment of beauty, happiness, joy? Let them slip through our fingers, like sand on the beach.
Today the bloom has not opened, but I still have the memories that will last a lifetime, to draw me out of the depths of doom and gloom.
Use “Phillip’s Sausage” to see, hear and feel more. Please do not miss out or dismiss to good things in your life.
See next article Another bloom coming and Just like a bus
PS. If you know the name of the cactus, please drop me a comment.