Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Perfection In Time


Everyone is deserving, at some time in their life, preferably when the work filled day has ended and a weary peace is settling on their shoulders, the one perfect leaf, a gift from heaven, floating down to their feet and resting still and poised as if waiting to be noticed, to be selected and saved and savored; one still and well-shaped leaf that also is at days end in its chores and is molded as if by clay into a perfect frame of a dance move with crisp swirls and fine-tuned edges and perfect patterns left over from some autumn song.  This leaf above was found a year ago and sits in a jar on a dresser that stands against the wall at the foot of my bed.  This leaf lies patiently waiting for me on certain days to pick it up and twirl it in my fingers as if the dance is not over.

15 comments:

joeh said...

Nice!

Brian Miller said...

its cool that you have kept that leaf as a tangible reminder of hose times...yes, we do deserve that...if we notice it...

Linda Reeder said...

You have an artist's soul.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful. I have shelves of little gifts.

messymimi said...

What a special thing to save and savor!

Chris said...

I'm sorry I don't visit more often. I just wanted to check in and let you know that I read and enjoy both your blogs. Your writing and photos and so thoughtful, well composed, informative, I could go on.. You are a real artist in many media I'm sure. Best regards.

Red said...

Great metaphor with your leaf being a dancer.

Granny Annie said...

My home,my barn, my cars, my tractors, all covered with tiny and not-so-tiny dancers:) So glad I don't have to rake them.

Peruby said...

Your post conjured up one of my favorite memories. The smell of wet, autumn leaves.

Kat said...

Lovely! :)

Celia said...

Thank you for allowing us to enjoy the moment and experience that leaf.

Hilary said...

Lovely. I guess as long as someone stands up and takes note.. or remembers, the dance is indeed ongoing.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I never thought to put one in a jar! There are always so many pretty ones, I'd never settle on one. Sometimes I put small ones or nice-smelling plant bits in shirt pockets to play with later. I used to scan leaves for card images-

barbara judge said...

Gorgeous shot. A leaf from nature is truly deserving of a place of honor -- barbara

Pauline said...

Such a delightful way to look at a spent leaf!