Awakening                                                                  31 x 48

Thoughts on Awakening...

As the petals on a cattelya orchid open they look like wings,
and in some belief systems flowers are a symbol of enlightenment,
or waking up to a new level of being.
The light transmitted through the leaves and flowers affirms the ethereal feeling.

Cattelya orchid leaves are very thick and durable,
and the plants have unruly papery parts that look rough and dead.
They do not look likely to produce such fascinating and dramatic blooms,
which are proof that there is
something quite extraordinary going on within the unlikely exterior.


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