Discovering our place of becoming

As a young child, Virginia Woolf recognised that the flowers she saw on her doorstep were inseparable from the earth that bore them.

Yet, in our fabricated world, we have the arrogance to assume we create growth and make change happen.

Perhaps it’s time to pause, adjust our lens and appreciate that we are only part of a bigger story.

And embrace all that enables us to grow. As Goethe said:

As long as you do not have experience of this dying and becoming,  
You are only a troubled guest on this dark earth.

+ excerpt from The Holy Longing, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿

~ These beautiful cyclamens are flourishing now that I realise they need to be in the unheated, north-facing conservatory, with only negligible amounts of water. This is their particular place of becoming, where I returned them after capturing this image.