The Blue Flower

Literature, Nature, Transcendence

Welcome to The Blue Flower!  The Blue Flower is a passion project of contemplative writing, an inspirational blog where I reflect on and synthesize observations, ideas, and experiences that heighten awareness, quicken the imagination, and fuel spiritual curiosity. The blue flower is a literary symbol, originating with German Romanticism, that represents a longing for beauty and the transcendent. You can learn more about the significance of the blue flower as a symbol in my "About" section.


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Creating Slack

*This is the second in a two-part series on Being Intentional with our Time. "In my attempts to promote the comfort of my family, the...

Do the Thing

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to...

Need

“Our whole trouble in our lot in this world rises from the disagreement of our mind therewith. Let the mind be brought to the lot, and...

The Quickening

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of...

For My Daughters

*This the second in a two-part series on mothers and mothering. While most of my writing lately is prose, I also enjoy writing poetry. I...

The Jafra Queen

*The is the first in a two-part series in honor of Mother's Day. My mother was a Jafra Queen Bee. If you were alive and used cosmetics...

Nature's Secret

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson No one likes to wait. I have had a lot of experience with...