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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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No Measure of Health

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian spiritual teacher, philosopher...

Morning Inertia

*I am trying something different and exploring writing in a stream of consciousness style in third person omniscient point of view. I'll...

Bell Tower Moments

“Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” ~Albert Einstein I have a tendency to second guess my decisions, particularly the big...

A Morning Blessing

This week, I bring you a poem, a blessing, by recently deceased Irish philosopher, theologian, and poet John O’Donohue. If you are not...

Notes from the Hammock

Upstairs in our barn hangs a hammock. Upon moving in, all the family, except for me, tested it out, expressing delight that the family...

Framed in Space

“It is only framed in space that beauty blooms. Only in space are events and objects and people unique and significant – and therefore...

Sustenance

My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work.” John 4:34, NKJ For many months now, I have felt out of alignment...

An Inward Happiness

"How can you live sweetly amid the vexatious things, the irritating things, the multitude of little worries and frets, which lie all...

The Velveteen Woman

Dear Blue Flower Readers, Thank you for being my faithful readers. The time you have given to reading my posts and to commenting and...

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...

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