In my culture we reach a certain age and are taught of a plant. We call it the Prosperity plant. The plant when dry balls up, when you water it, it will open up. The plant itself is a family of the cacti.
I have always had one or more since I was a teenager. The plant always fascinates me. When I forget all about the plant (since I store high and out of sight) at times I find that it is balled up and brittle and brown. I pour some water and it opens up as time goes by a light green can be seen.
At times I feel like this plant. Forgotten, dried out and balled up, huddled defensively. Alive yet you wouldn't know it by looking. Then moments happen.....
A moment of caring, happiness, hope, of planning, change, of feeling alive. Like water over me; I blossom for that moment/s. I open up, brighten up, stretch out and live. Soaking in those moments like water, hoping there will be no drought. Knowing there will be a drought.
Like that plant I resurrect. I long for the moment as it does for water and when denied........
Bring me the moments...
I love October, not just because it is my birthday month but because the air changes, the season changes, the time changes.
It is when we must embrace the fact that the time change will have us seeing the dark sooner. A time when the trees begin to let loose the leaves, orange, brown and yellow leaves flying about.
It is the time when the ghouls and horrors are seen in decorations, shows, movies and parties.
It is the time when we say farewell to the summer heat, smile toward the cooler weather and wonder of the winter to come.
Happy October! May there be light within you to shine upon the earlier darker hours. May the ghouls and gremlins that ring the door bell make you smile and partake in trick or treat.
May you embrace the change in season knowing... it will bring us back to Spring soon enough.
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