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A Blooming Orchid
About a week ago, while shopping in a nearby supermarket, we purchased a gorgeous purple orchid with several bloomed flowers and two young buds. The purpose was to take them home for photography exercises.
After three days, one of the buds bloomed unexpectedly. It was the first time we experienced such an event. It was Nature it its finest. Below are the buds and later the bloomed flower expressing what she does best–to cast a spell onto the world.
“Men were created before women. … But that doesn’t prove their superiority – rather, it proves ours, for they were born out of the lifeless earth in order that we could be born out of living flesh. And what’s so important about this priority in creation, anyway? When we are building, we lay foundations on the ground first, things of no intrinsic merit or beauty, before subsequently raising up sumptuous buildings and ornate palaces. Lowly seeds are nourished in the earth, and then later the ravishing blooms appear; lovely roses blossom forth and scented narcissist.”—―Moderata Fonte, The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men