Thanks Plant Friend
It was a struggling December day in Boston and my soul was weary, but it was made so much better because I stumbled across a beautiful patch of Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) on my way to work.
Not technically rare since there are autumn blossoms of it (but actually it isn’t autumn anymore), but it was a beautiful surprise since I wasn’t expecting it and it was growing in a place I walk by daily but had never seen it before.
So I paused and sat on the ground, despite being in my work clothes, and just spent time with it as the rest of my neighborhood marched on to the subway in their pre-caffeine zombified state. It renewed my spirit, just at time when I needed it.
It’s easy to list out all the “bigger” ways the plants can heal us physically, but it is the subtle and random ways when they appear and heal the spirit where the true magic can be found.
Thanks, red clover!