A Flower Falls

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.  ~Dogen

There’s something about Jess’s wilted flowers that I have grown to appreciate.   They’re a gentle reminder of the capacity of the heart to heal despite the greatest hurts – that new life can grow from death.

And when it does, we learn to rip the weeds from the flowerbed before they choke the roses.