natural glow

My sister saw something lovely and took its picture. The picture, as it turns out, shows an even greater loveliness than was seen with the naked eye. It reminds me that we sometimes need help seeing what is right in front of us. This help can come from a device like a camera, or it can come from another person pointing out what I didn’t notice. Help is wonderful when it’s needed. But I do hope for a day when I can see, with nothing but my two brown eyes, a flower’s glow.

photo by Laura Morton Mattingly