Whilst walking home one recent eve. I was playing around with my newly purchased “smart phone”, Fascinated by the clarity and resolution possibilities of it’s built-in camera, I began snapping random shots along the way.
It was only later, as I was looking through, and consequentially deleting a vast majority of these careless captures, that I happened upon a gem. This image I liked enough to save. I would like to take credit for it’s framing and composition, but alas, cannot.
As you can see, it was a simple plant, fairly nondescript, but oddly proud and somehow thriving despite its precarious placement very close to a highly traveled road way. Perhaps it was once part of a cultured invention, I can’t say, but It’s waxen leaves seemed purpose-made to reach out and embrace the sunlight. The juxtaposition of the delicate softness of nature against the stark hardness of man-made tarmac. Appeals to me for some strange unknown reason.
Proud yet forgotten
symbolic of nothing and everything
Significant in your insignificance
Overlooked yet immortalized.
You stand witness to what, I wonder?
What other minor miracles of nature did I miss that day, that this chance “snapshot” en-capsulized so grandiosely?
I can but wonder.