It all comes down to community for me. The rhododendron and pine cones come from friends, the lichen from the wind two days ago, horsetail ferns from up Fox Drive, willow stems from the Limantour Road, hellebore and madrone twigs from our yard. Yesterday’s mandala felt too tight, I couldn’t relax until noon Eastern Time. And then such joy. Amanda Gorman helped it sink in. There is light and I’m seeing it now.

botanical mandala representing community
Rhododendron flower and leaf, lichen, pine cones, madrone twigs, hellebore, horsetail fern, willow tips

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