When the Dew is on the Elephant Ear

almost-mallow-1011416The worth of a drop of dew is immeasurable; each is a jewel beyond compare.  Such drops are a gift most mornings in Florida, although not all.

Dew drops bedazzle and are well worth a morning’s search.

When found floating upon the Elephant Ear, they offer a glimpse into a world where “thoughts are slow and deep and golden.”

It is the morning pause and will not last the light of day. Its purpose is not longevity. I like to think it is how long it lingers in me.

With gratitude, here is the full quotation from Steinbeck’s Tortilla Flats:

It is a time of quiet joy, the sunny morning.

When the glittery dew is on the

mallow weeds, each leaf holds a jewel which

 is beautiful if not valuable.

This is no time for hurry or for bustle.

Thoughts are slow and deep and golden

in the morning.


Aim for Even posts offer equanimity in daily doses. No day or dose is ever the same, even if the aim is. You may read about the origins of Aim for Even here or on this site’s About page. 

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