Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
I like ideas. Particularly, ones that grow into patterns or series. That’s all about design. Like music, patterns are ideas that build into larger stories that twist and turn. Move emotions.
That is what’s in my head this morning as I contemplate my “something beautiful” series and embedded mini-series about the Moon Flower. Not the first mini-series in this yearlong endeavor, but an especially lovely one. Many metaphors surrounding the existence of this rare botanical creature. Life cycles. Individuality. Hidden beauty.
The title popping into my head pleased me. It gave a different personality to the night glory and reminded me of Moondance, the Van Morrison song. Furtive, playful, shy but ebullient. All reminding me of the ideas and thoughts that go into our understanding of things. The joy of making meaning—la joie de faire sens.