Recently, walking in the Tennessee mountains on retreat, a grasshopper leapt across my path and I exclaimed “You’re so pretty when you open!,” dazzled by the yellow & green of its wings.
And I thought—Isn’t this true about the natural world?
A full Lion’s mane.
Every flower ever.
A puppy’s pink tongue.
A luminous geode (looking like a dumb ol rock before it’s cracked open).
Lolling cats, upside down with their underbellies showing.
The more open, the more enticing.