Names that say nothing
The other week, my nephew found a flower, shyly living in the jungly green.
“Look at its colours,” he said. “The purple that fades to pink. It’s so amazing.”
I asked him if he knew what it was called – but he wasn’t interested.
So I told him anyway. “It’s a twinflower,” I said. “I identified it on the app on my phone.”
He said nothing.
And he was right.
He’d discovered a tiny wonder whose beauty drilled straight to his soul.
Its name was just words that said nothing.
Shut up and appreciate, I scolded myself. He’s teaching you something here.
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