The miracles of nature do not seem miracles
because they are so common.
If no one had ever seen a flower,
even a dandelion would be
the most startling event in the world.
My friend who took this photo gave me copies of his spring flower photos. They are breathtaking. We looked at them close up on my monitor and, when I came to this bloom, I marveled at the little curls that I’d never noticed before on a dandelion. He grumbled something about hating dandelions then admitted he’d never seen one this close up either.
It got me to thinking. When the astronauts looked back at the blue ball called earth, they tried to describe their awe. I wonder if their awe is the same as mine when I look closely at something so common as a dandelion?