Tulip "Queen of the Night" is almost black. I was very excited when I have bought the bulbs 3 years ago. "Wow! Black tulip!". I can't tell you how disappointed I was every spring. I was trying to convince myself "Oh, it is LOVELY (at the end)" - but is THIS enough for something you expected with "WOW", hidden in your mind?
After I slowed down a little in my life, I allow myself to 'be not perfect', my mind is set to a different melodies. Often I see I am doing things in new way. My mind and heart are open.
I overcame the fear of collecting flowers. Every flower was so precious in my young garden, that I was not even daring to think I could pick it from garden and bring home. This year for the first time I pick flowers from the garden once in a while - they look great indoor as well.
When "Queen of Night" appeared in the garden this year, first I looked at it indifferent, but something whispered "take me home". Was that whisper coming from inside of my head or outside - hard to tell today. It took a second to pick it - I didn't even cut it. It came home, placed it in a vase and ... it came to me like a revelation... the beauty of the flower was striking. I was enchanted.
Since few days while looking at it I keep wondering "how is it possible to not see such beauties around you?".
If your eyes are open, but heart is closed, how can you see MORE?
Beauties do not like crowd ??
Can you see what I see?
Black tulip in spring is very unfortunate - we seek colour after winter. Its beauty disappears in the spring crowd...
If gets proper attention and presentation you can see its true beauty.