Wednesday, August 24, 2022

The Perfect Word

The wee scene below caught my eye the other day, when it wasn’t raining and I was out for a walk

A small yellow weedy wildflower
grows through a crack in the asphalt.




It made me laugh because it’s begging to be an inspirational poster on the wall of some business conference room.


Then I started wondering which word it would illustrate.


Persistence? Inevitability? Endurance? Imperfection?


Maybe a phrase. “Allow space to grieve,” or “You can grow anywhere you want,” or “Imperfection is where the good stuff happens.” And of course, an obvious choice: “Nevertheless, she persisted.”


Nevertheless. Love it.


So. Perhaps, just perhaps, there isn’t one perfect word or phrase for this photo. The “right” phrase depends on your perspective. And there are millions of those.


I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday, whether you’re the weed, the asphalt, the observer, the sun, or a fawn who’d like a little snack while crossing the street.