Sitting on the couch, I gazed over at the Shamrock Plant sitting on the bench in front of my living room window. A pang of guilt hit me, as I realized I had not taken very good care of my plants as of late. I sat examining the plant, actually looking for signs of my neglect, when I noticed the delicate structure of the stems. They looked somewhat like straws or bean sprouts. The leaves with their triangular shape spread out like a starburst facing the window. Their wide-eyed expression reminded me of the amazing plants in the imaginary world of Pandora in the movie, Avatar. The beautiful graphic display of the scenery was simply amazing and I wondered if the artist who created them was inspired by a simple houseplant.
I’d never looked at a plant that way, as inspiration. I’d been inspired by trees and their majesty. I’d walked in the woods and admired the flora and the fauna. Now I felt as though I were seeing the plants through the eyes of an artist, with the desire to capture the magnificence and the uniqueness.
I’m not a painter. Nor can I draw. But since writing is my craft, I thought I’d sit down and share this experience. It isn’t huge, and it doesn’t really teach a lesson or anything, but I felt like I was seeing nature through different eyes. Such inspiration surrounds us all, all of the time. I guess I just needed to tilt my head.