Foxglove Moments

July 2, 2014


This photo was a mistake (I love it when that happens.)

I was standing in the bright sunlight, focusing on the rhododendron by my pond, and didn't notice the Buddha back in the shadows‐‐the shadows were much darker than this picture (now cropped) suggests.

But when I saw the photo, I was surprised--and delighted!--as the Buddha appears there out of focus in the background. It gave me metaphysical shivers.

The same surprise occasionally happens with my writing‐‐some plot twist I didn't see coming, or a deeper meaning to a story suddenly reveals itself to me‐‐and I think, "Wow, I would never have thought of that!"

And a voice from some deeper part of me whispers, You didn't.