Thursday, November 25, 2010


This Oxalis was a gift from a friend, when I got it it looked dead, all crackly vegetation and dry dirt, but my friend assured me that it would start growing again, that it was simply dormant. He knew this because he'd had another one, and just when he was ready to get rid of it, it started to put up new shoots. I think it's beautiful, this system that nature has. The idea of dormancy, that one could rest and collect enough energy for the rest of the year, or that after having spent so much of your energy living-a period of quiet is required before you can start again. It's a nice thought, and one that I come back to again and again as the days shorten, and we spend so much time in darkness.

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