Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Two Flowers, One Plant

Earlier this evening, as I walked past these twin dandelions in my front yard, unbidden labels floated into my meandering brain: Mind and Soul. As I walked on, other pairs arrived: Dream and Reality, Past and Present, Premonition and Memory, even Poetry and Photography. When I thought more about it, I realized it was possible to switch the two, reading the floral symbols in the opposite way. Why not ethereal Soul on the left and bright gold Mind on the right? Or -- think about it -- Reality and Dream (sigh!), Present and Past (sigh!), Memory and Premonition. Photography and Poetry could work. And rather than the original Past and Present, doesn’t the seed-bearing version of Past also begin to look like the Future? That results in Past and Future merged on the left and Present solo on the right. Off go my untethered thoughts, like dandelion seeds clinging to their flimsy silk umbrellas …

6 comments:

Vesper de Vil said...

Super super sigh.

Whisper and Sound
Breath and Voice
Immortality and Mortality

Pam Hart said...

or sound/whisper; voice breath -- not either or but both together -at once in same moment. is that possible as well. beautiful twins-your dandelion.

Christine said...

Hello, Vesper -- I loved the pairs you came up with. Beautiful. Thank you.

Vesper de Vil said...

The first two weren't quite opposites...but side-by-sides in a way. Maybe like fraternal twins...

Christine said...

Hi, Pam. See how it makes your head spin/expand? Yes, absolutely possible -- so many things exist together in the same moment ... in the same person. I'm glad the dandelions spoke to more than me! Thanks.

Christine said...

I like that, Vesper! Or conjoined twins?