Ugly little plant Geplaatst op 24 september 202224 september 2022 door Henk Groenewoud It´s not what you see. It never is.It´s what you think you see. This is an ugly little plant. You might think it is nice, with delicate flowers, but that is because I´m a great photographer (– cough! –). It has been in our family for sixty years. It is tiny, with small leaves and even smaller flowers, and after flowering it shrivels, dies and disappears again.And then after a short while, it comes back alive.As long as I can remember it has been in our house. My father made a little note that lies besides it: “No one ever said: ‘What a nice little plant!’ We don’t think much of it either.” But it’s not about what we see with our eyes. It’s what we see with our minds. It is a sole survivor of the flowers arrangements of my parent’s wedding. If I look at it, I see my parents wedding pictures. Amsterdam, black and white, sunny day and everyone radiating from happiness! A strong little fellow. It survived my mother, and it will probably survive my father as well. Who knows, it might even survive me… I secretly took a cutting of it, and grew it at home. It needs little care, just a little light and a little water – not too much! It keeps on growing, flowering, dying and rising up again. Look really, really close, and see how beautiful these tiny flowers are! I do think it is a nice little plant after all Dit delen:TwitterFacebookVind ik leuk:Vind-ik-leuk Laden... Gerelateerd
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Henk, je toont met dit artikel weer aan dat je ‘het’ moet zien om het te waarderen. Bovendien laat je weer zien dat in alles, nou ja alles, een verhaal zit. Ik heb het met genoegen gelezen in ieder geval!