Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Half Mast

On my walk this morning I noticed, as I often do, the flagpole on the corner. There are several flagpoles on our street, but this is the most prominent, the most well lit.

What I noticed today is not just that the flag is once again at half mast. It's been half mast most of the summer. But it's that the sunflowers planted around the pole are now almost as tall as the flag.

I'm not sure what this says about patriotism, the world's madness and the healing power of nature. But I am sure that the flowers will grow taller, perhaps overtaking the flag. And I'm sure that they will turn their faces toward the sun, will seek the light.

And those aren't such bad lessons for the rest of us.

(Photo: Wikipedia)

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