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 is silence thinking that if an angel were an 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.