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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When Were You Displaced?

“What is your ancestral story and where was it in your line that you got displaced from living close to the land?” ~Ella Noah Bancroft...

The Unfolding of a Year

”I shall there unfold and take out whatever it is I have made here; something hard. For something has grown in me here, through the...

Possess and Consume

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language and yet one that we are culturally cut off from...

Homecoming

“Whether it’s Mama’s house, Auntie’s front porch, Grandmama’s kitchen, or Sister’s cramped apartment, go back to the place where you are...

Wanting What You Have

"Try to want what you have instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.” ~Abraham L. Feinberg Every day we have...

Out of the Mud

“How significant that the rich, black mud of our dead stream produces the water lily -- out of that fertile slime springs this spotless...

For the Beauty of the Earth

I'm hosting a small family gathering tomorrow, and yet nothing can keep me from writing this post. At this time of Thanksgiving, I am...