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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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A Wilderness of Sweets

“Our garden is now a wilderness of sweets. The violets, sweet briar, and primroses perfume the air, and the thrushes are full of melody...

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...

Marking Spring's Return

“Only a week ago, we woke to find the surrounding fields pale with frost and the edge of every leaf picked out in white. Today is one of...

What the White Man Sees

“We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who...

Less and Less

“The life of sensation is the life of greed; it requires more and more. The life of the spirit requires less and less.” ~Annie Dillard I...

Beauty and Bread

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and...

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