ON THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
. . . it's fitting the sacred lotus begins to bloom.
The lotus flower has been considered sacred
for most of written history
due to its amazing ability to grow and prosper
from the bottom of the muddiest ponds,
to flower and greet the summer months
high above the surface . . .
to reach the heavens and aspire to greater things.
Considered to be of divine origin,
the lotus is viewed as sacred by Hindus and Buddhists alike.
(Curiously, each lotus blossom wakes up at dawn
and goes to sleep, closing at 2:00 pm.)
May your blooms "reach the heavens" this summer!