Since I had already cut a few prayer-flag-sized rectangles and had them laying on the table, I decided to stitch up another one. This time I used the sewing machine as well as a variety of scraps. With all the green everywhere all around us this time of year, I decided to work with various shades to spell out the word "life." It's so easy to take all forms of life for granted, so I thought this flag would be a little reminder about what a miracle life really is, from the littlest green bug to the tallest trees to the complexity of a human being. So here is my prayer flag for Life.
While I was out with Cassie, I couldn't help but admire the gorgeous lilies that have burst into bloom this week. Their color is just brilliant, even in the dimness of early dawn, and their perfume just fills the air. What's even more miraculous about these, and gives me another opportunity to pause with awe over the miracle of life, is that I never planted these! I'm not sure where they came from - maybe a neighbor's plant produced seeds that settled here behind the deck? Wherever they came from, they sure are beautiful!