I am beginning to wonder where I have been instead of present.
One of my favorite vines, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, surprised me yesterday.
I found pods and seeds on it for the first time ever.
Have I just missed this every fall? Or are these the first ever seeds?
The hearts of my bleeding heart vine have busted open with seeds.
I thought I was paying attention.
Maybe I was skiing instead of swimming.
That’s what I say when I am zooming across the surface instead of being submerged.
Could I really have missed bright red and black seed pods every year?
Have I been this busy?
It’s like missing a stop sign…red light…exit on a highway…
I must just tell myself, YOU SEE IT NOW.
Pay attention now!
I must have missed a few measures of music. Keep playing. Keep singing.
Look now. Pay attention now.