I found a surprise while watering my potted plants yesterday.
I had not noticed the bud on my Epiphyllum oxypetalum before.
I usually notice every change in my garden.
Right now I am too busy. My precious father is dying.
I go to the hospital alone to take the first shift. Only one visitor at a time due to Covid.
So I am very blessed to happen to notice the bud ready to bloom.
I set my alarm clock to wake me near midnight.
I slipped outside with my flashlight to sit alone with my flower.
This was its first bloom after many years of growth.
I was amazed at its complexity.
Its pistil had a shaggy end.
Its anthers glowed in the light.
It was the whitest white I have ever seen.
I sat there in silence thinking that if an angel were a flower, it would look just like this.
It would come to me in the still, cool darkness and give my heart a moment of peace.
This flower may be named “Queen of The Night”, but it was my angel.